Audubon Starr Ranch Great Horned Owl Banding, Saturday April 20, 2013 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Location: Audubon Starr Ranch -- Trabuco Canyon, California

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owls are one of eleven species of raptors that nest on Starr Ranch. This year we have several pairs of them nesting. One pair with chicks was recently discovered, approximately four-and-a-half weeks old, and are ready to band. Hence, the last minute notice. We also will have a rehabbed adult Great Horned Owl at the event.

This nest is about 2/3 of a mile down Bell Canyon and very close to the road. It’s an easy walk -- but for anyone who would like to ride there, we can provide that too. Before and while we head to the nest I will talk about other aspects of Starr Ranch including how it is used by all the raptors that nest here. 

I guarantee that if you’ve never seen young owls up close it will be an exciting and memorable experience. I hope you can join me.


WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013. 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

COST: $50/person

To sign up:
There will be space for 30 people.  To make a reservation ("Buy Tickets") simply click below, tell us how many are in your party, and make your donaton.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation along with additional information and directions to Starr Ranch.

NOTE:  Do not use our address and Internet directions/GPS to find Starr Ranch -- this does not work.

Walking shoes or boots and layered clothing is recommended.

Rain cancels and there’s always a possibility that there may be no birds in the nest to band on Sunday (predation can and does occur). In either of these cases, full refunds will be given.

For questions or to cancel, please call 949-858-0309 or write to

Sorry, no pets. Please arrive promptly.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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