Program: Owls: Soul of the Night

Date & Time

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Via Zoom – EARLY START TIME! 6:30

Meeting ID: 878 9194 1033
Passcode: 418066

Re-scheduled due to power outage in the north-east on Nov 30.

This program is presented by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History & Sea Center and the Santa Barbara Audubon Society.
It is also presented in conjunction with the Museum’s Maximus Gallery exhibition:
A Parliament of Owls, October 7 thru February 5, 2023.

Everyone loves the beauty, mystery and charm of owls, but science is still unlocking many of the
secrets of owl biology and ecology. Join Scott Weidensaul, author of the Peterson Reference Guide to
Owls of North America and the Caribbean, for an exploration of the weird and little-known world of
these nocturnal hunters, and the exciting new discoveries being made not only about tropical species
like the stygian owl, but even the most common and widespread owls in American backyards.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of nearly 30 books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize
finalist Living on the Wind: Across the Hemisphere with Migratory Birds and his latest, the New York Times
bestseller A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds. Weidensaul is a contributing
editor for Audubon and writes for a variety of other publications, including Living Bird. He is a Fellow
of the American Ornithological Society and an active field researcher, studying saw-whet owl
migration for more than two decades, as well as winter hummingbirds in the East, bird migration in
Alaska, and the winter movements of snowy owls through Project SNOWstorm, which he cofounded.