February Program


January 18, 2021

Program: Studying the Northern Saw-whet Owl 

Presenter: John Fedak

How do you collect information on a nocturnal, tiny bird? This program will help you understand the tools needed to capture the Northern Saw-whet Owl, Pennsylvania's smallest breeding owl species, and to collect citizen science data on these birds.  You will learn what is involved, when and where it occurs, and how you could possibly help. The information for the program comes from a site in the Allegheny National Forest in McKean County near Bradford, PA. Be prepared to be awed by cuteness!

Presenter John Fedak is a retired science teacher of K-12 students and is now an adjunct professor in Ecology and Environmental Biology Lab; Ornithology; and Human Biology at Pitt. Awarded numerous honors for his work with birds and for teaching over the last 34 years, he brings extensive avian and herp experience and is a serious proponent of citizen science. He has a Master's degree from Clarion University in Science Education, Bachelor's degrees in Biology and in Secondary Education from Lock Haven University, and an Associate's degree in Wildlife Technology from the Pennsylvania State University. 


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jan 18, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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