For immediate release: September 24, 2021

Indiana Audubon is partnering with the Indiana Dunes National and State Park a to offer saw-whet owl banding demonstrations again this fall.  Owl banding demonstrations will be offered on select nights through the banding season outside of the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center.  Registration is required due to limited space.  The owl banding demonstrations will run Thursday through Sundays, from October 21- November 13.

In 2021, owl banding demonstrations will follow social distancing guidelines and again take place outside the Visitor Center.  Registered participants should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets, cool weather clothing, snacks or food, and a mask.  When conditions allow, a campfire will be available most nights.  Each demonstration begins at 7pm (6pm beginning November 7) 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 fee towards the donation funded research project and can be done by visiting  Each demonstration night is limited, and spaces fill fast.  Special behind the scenes nights are also available on certain nights. All banding nights are weather dependent.

For more information about the banding program and the public demonstration nights, as well as to register for a particular night, visit the event pages at   


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


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