Cape Cod National Seashore Presents Snowy Owls to Saw-whet Owls with Norman Smith

Owl researcher Norman Smith will present a talk at Salt Pond Visitor Center on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 pm. Smith has studied owls and other raptors for 35 years, including banding, rehabilitation, and fostering, plus long-term snowy owl monitoring at Logan International Airport. Photo courtesy of Norman Smith.

WELLFLEET –Join owl expert Norman Smith for a talk at Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center on Saturday, March 10 at 1:00 pm.

Since 1981, Norman has spent countless days and nights, in every imaginable weather condition, observing, capturing, banding, and color markingsnowyowls at Logan International Airport.

He is aself-taught naturalist who has worked for the Massachusetts Audubon Society since 1974.

He is also the director of the Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Norman Smith Environmental Education Center in Milton.

Norman has studied birds of prey for over 35 years. He has rehabilitated injured birds and has successfully fostered over 1,000 orphaned hawk andowlchicks into adoptive nests.

During the program, Norman will discuss ongoing long-term projects,including trapping and banding nesting and migrating hawks andowlsin the Blue Hills Reservation, and researching snowyowlsand other raptors wintering at Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Funding for this free talk is provided by the seashore’s non-profit partner, Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore, and Eastern National, which manages book and gift stores at park visitor centers and the tour operation and Keeper’s Shop at Highland Light.

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