Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Owl Talk and Walk at Zanjero Park

Burrowing Owl at the new habitat at Zanjero Park.
   Photo by LuAnne Hedblom

No silly, the owls won't be talking but Desert Rivers Audubon OwlWatch coordinator Stacey Burleigh will.  She'll be talking about the current status of the 10 burrowing owls released into the new Burrowing Owl Habitat at Zanjero Park, and about a few wild owls that have moved in too!

Also, you wildlife photographers out there will get a few pointers about burrowing owl photography etiquette.  Apparently the owls have been talking, and word is that they think a few of you have bad manners, tssk-tssk.

This Saturday, May 26th at 5:30pm, meet in the parking lot at Zanjero Park, 3785 South Lindsay Road, in Gilbert.  Weather forecasters are predicting a high of only 84 degrees on Saturday, so it will be perfect Owl Walk weather!

To become an OwlWatch volunteer and help document the growth of the habitat,
 contact Stacey Burleigh,

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a lot of fun Peggy.
    I recently found some Burrowing Owls out in West Phoenix. It is very tempting to try and approach them, and it's unfortunate that so many people tramp on their burrows in pursuit. I was lucky in that these birds were perched right along a dirt road so I didn't even have to divert or exit me car.

    Good birding to you this weekend! Thanks for posting.
    I also really appreciated your earlier commemoration of Charlie. He was always a smiley face and a voice of encouragement at the Gardens.


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