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Researcher and Author, Scott Weidensaul returns for Special Audubon Presentation

Written By Editor on 9/20/21 | 9/20/21

By: Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society

For more information contact: Susan O'Handley, Publicity Chairperson, Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Oneonta, NY; (607) 643-5680;

Twenty-five Years of Late Nights and Wee Owls

Join DOAS on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:30pm for this special Keynote Presentation as part of our 54th Charter Anniversary Celebration!

For the past quarter-century, researcher and author Scott Weidensaul has overseen a major project to understand the migration of northern saw-whet owls in the central Appalachians, using a variety of techniques — banding, geolocators, radio telemetry, even radar and infrared cameras — to study their movements. After banding more than 12,000 owls, he and his colleagues have peeled back much of the mystery around this smallest of Eastern owls, but many questions still remain — and they’re not going to get a good night’s sleep in the fall any time soon.

This online program (via Zoom) is part of the DOAS 2021 Charter Celebration and is scheduled to begin promptly at 7:30pm. Pre-registration is required using the form at

Perched Saw-whet Owl; Photo by Scott Weidensaul.

About the Presenter

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind” and his latest, the New York Times bestseller “A World on the Wing.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is a Fellow of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds, bird migration in Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he co-founded.

Scott Weidensaul banding a Saw-whet Owl; Photo by Howard Eskin.

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