OUTDOORS

Owl Walk at Hirundo Wildlife Refuge

Posted Feb. 06, 2014, at 11:36 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 6 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Location: Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Gate 1 Hudson Road (Rt.43), Old Town, Maine

For more information: Gudrun Keszöcze; 207-944-9259; hirundomaine.org

Presented by local bird guide, Paul Markson. Before the walk in the dark forest Paul will explain what makes owls such extraordinary hunters and introduces the species that we encounter in Maine. After a brief training session in identifying different owl calls we will go for hike (maximum distance 1 mile) practicing the newly learned skill. The introduction is inside the Parker Reed shelter. A second Owl Walk will be on March 5, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the same location. Bring flashlight and dress for the weather. Depending on weather, conditions bring snowshoes or reserve a pair with us.

For reservation and possible cancellation call 207-944-9259 or visit www.hirundomaine.org

Program is open to all ages, recommendation is 8 years and above. Suggested donation is $5 for adults, school-aged children are free.

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