March 03, 2022    
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Type

This is a virtual meeting on Zoom. Meeting timing: 7-7:30PM group chat; 7:30-8PM club business; 8PM presentation followed by questions. Please register here and then watch for the meeting link in your email.


Katy will describe owl banding she has conducted each fall at Cape May, NJ since 1980, including banding techniques, owls captured and other results of this long-term study. Katy also surveys for males of several owl species while they advertise for mates during late winter and spring, another citizen science project she has done for twenty-four years in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and the Gallatin National Forest. She will explain how these surveys work and insights into owl natural history and ecology that these studies have provided.

Katy Duffy has had a federal master bird banding permit for more than 40 years. She has banded thousands of owls, diurnal raptors and songbirds. Katy worked for the National Park Service in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks for 32 years as a resource education ranger and she continues to volunteer hundreds of hours each year for Yellowstone’s Bird Program. She has an M.S. in ecology from Rutgers University and an M.A. in biology (biochemistry) from Temple University.

Northern Saw-whet Owl