Indiana Audubon is partnering with the Indiana Dunes National Park to offer saw-whet owl banding demonstrations again this fall.  Owl banding demonstrations will be offered on select nights through the banding season at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.  Pre-registration is required to limit public gathering sizes.  The owl banding demonstrations will run from October 15- November 15.

In 2020, owl banding demonstrations will follow social distancing guidelines and take place outside the Visitor Center.  Pre-registered participants must bring their own lawn chairs, cool weather clothing, and a mask.  Each demonstration begins at 7pm (6pm in November), and involves a chance to learn about the 10+ year research project in the Indiana Dunes, and an opportunity to see the tiny saw-whet owl in person. 

Registration requires a $5 donation towards the research project and can be done by visiting  Each demonstration night is limited to ten people, and spaces will fill fast.  Special live streaming events will also be hosted throughout the season.  All banding nights are weather dependent.

For more information about the banding program and the public demonstration nights, contact executive director, Brad Bumgardner, at [email protected]


Media contact: Brad Bumgardner, Executive Director.  (219) 928-6905. [email protected]   


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