Northern Saw-Whet Owl

April 2019 Membership Meeting

Thu, Apr 25 , 2019
6:45 pm - 8:30 pm

Fairview Community Center
1910 W. County Road B,
Roseville, MN 55113

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“Northern Saw-Whet Owl Migration Study”

with Jennifer Vieth
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Carpenter Nature Center is a well-known birding hot spot with a “yard list” of more than 200 species. During the Nature Center’s 38 year history there were no reliable Saw-whet Owl sightings on site until Carpenter Nature Center joined the international “Project Owl-net” migration monitoring program. This collaborative effort by licensed bird banders is a long-term study to monitor seasonal Saw-whet Owl movements throughout the US and Canada. During the very first season of monitoring the team encountered a first-year female Saw-whet Owl that was originally banded in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, approximately 821 miles from CNC. Join Jennifer Vieth, executive director, to learn more about Saw-whet Owls and hear about the fascinating results of the first five years of Carpenter Nature Center’s fledgling owl monitoring project.

Jennifer Vieth has worked in the non-profit field for 24years. She began her career with the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, Missouri training Andean Condors, African Pied Crows and White-tailed Sea Eagles. Her adventures included appearing on Larry King Live, working at Sea World of Texas, and setting up free-flight education programs at zoological institutions around the United States. After relocating to Hastings, Minnesota in 2002, Jennifer worked at the renowned Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota before landing at Carpenter Nature Center, where she has served as Development Director before becoming the Executive Director in 2013. Jennifer is a native of Kingston, Ontario, Canada where earned a biology degree from Queen’s University. In her free time, Jennifer serves on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union, and is a regional U.S. Curling Association Instructor.