Daytime flyers and night-time hooters are two broad categories of Owls in Prince Edward Island, and of the near dozen species that have been recorded here, most are indeed nocturnal. A mere 60 years ago these birds of prey were submitted for bounty in PEI. Bird expert Dwaine Oakley knows the owls and will string together more than a few owl facts when he presents “The Owls of Prince Edward Island” at the upcoming February meeting of Nature PEI. It takes place on Tuesday, February 4th, 7:30 pm at Beaconsfield, the Carriage House, corner of West and Kent Streets.
Dwaine will elaborate on which species are present including the rare visitors, the different owl vocalizations (there is a certain ambiance in a darkened room when owls call), and an array of owl adaptations. The topic of prey and prey cycles is bound to arise. Dwaine also will recount a few cheery stories of people encountering owls. Those in attendance should be prepared to share their story of unusual chance meetings with owls at the conclusion of the evening.
Admission to the presentation is free and all are welcome.