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Dunes Project Owlnet: Behind the Scenes

October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm EDT

It’s a special night behind the scenes at the Indiana Dunes owl banding station!  Join us for a special behind the scenes look at the owl banding at the Indiana Audubon’s Dunes Project Owlnet Station. Registered participants will get to meet before the nets are put up to learn about the program and assist with net set up. Participants will perform hourly net checks with staff and volunteers and get a chance to see owls up close before they are banded. Head lamps and other supplies provided. Participants may wish to bring their own dinner and snacks, as nearby restaurants are several miles away.  Due to the nature of the program, owls can never be guaranteed on any particular night.

This special behind the scenes night is separate from the general banding demonstrations and includes a special donation that helps with owl banding operations.  In 2018 participants can choose from one of the following dates to participate:

October 25- ALMOST FULL
October 26- FULL
October 27- FULL
October 31-
November 1-
November 2- FULL
November 3- FULL
November 4- FULL
November 9- FULL

The program begins at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center at 6pm EDT (5pm local time) on all dates except November 4 and 9 (meet at 5pm, 4pm local time).   Participants may stay through the entire evening banding or leave anytime.  A $49 program fee is invoiced to registered participants before the event.   Refunds will be made if weather is too inclement for banding ,with options to attend another scheduled night.  We ask that youth participants be 8 years of age and older to participate. Behind the Scenes nights are limited to 6 participants nightly.

To register or for questions, email station coordinator, Brad Bumgardner at bbumgardner@indianaaudubon.org.



October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
November 9, 2018 @ 10:00 pm
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Indiana Audubon Society


Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center
1600 N 25 E
Chesterton, IN 46304 United States
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