Live Owls Land In Harwich Saturday

By: Cape Cod Chronicle

New England's littlest owls: An Eastern Screech Owl (left) and a Northern Saw-whet Owl are two of the owls that appear in an Eyes On Owls live owl program. Photo credit: Eyes On Owls. For more information check our website: eyesonowls.com or call us at 978-649-3779.

HARWICH – Live owls of all sizes are returning to the community enter for three programs (at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.) on Saturday, March 3 hosted by the Harwich Conservation Trust (HCT).  The live owl program Eyes on Owls is led by naturalist educators Marcia and Mark Wilson who tour the Northeast, offering audiences up-close looks at these secretive raptors.

The Wilsons will bring owls that are found locally including great-horned owl (called the  “tiger of the woods”) with golden irises, screech owl with fiery orange plumage, and the soda can-sized saw-whet owl.  They will also showcase owls from around the globe, including the Eurasian eagle owl (largest owl species in the world by weight) and the South American spectacled owl.  The barred owl with its dark charcoal-colored eyes and the striking snowy owl will also make appearances.

Tickets are $5 each for ages 5 to 11 and $10 each for ages 12 to adult.  The program is not recommended for ages under 5.  Reserve online at www.harwichconservationtrust.org or pay at the door.  Sponsors include The Cape Cod Chronicle, The Cape Cod Times, The Cape Codder, The Register, Birdwatcher’s General Store and The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. For more information, visit www.harwichconservationtrust.org.