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Become a member and get free admission
Watch our live owl cam and submit your observations.
See plans for our new facility.
Come to our International Festival of Owls March 4-6, 2016.
Programs with an owl flight at 11:00, 2:00, and 3:30
Large groups may schedule special programs on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Special Upcoming Programs:
Real Life Great Horned Owl Soap Opera
August 6 & 7 at 2 PM
First Victor evicted Wendell and Wheezy from their own territory. Then Wheezy got sick and died so Victor and Virginia ran Wendell off. When Rusty and Iris moved in, Scarlett Owl Hara showed up to try to steal Rusty and kill Alice. Virginia died, Hagar and Helga moved in, Helga disappeared and Jill left Jack for Hagar. If this sounds like a soap opera, it is! But it's a real life, true as true can be owl soap opera that has taken place just outside of Houston.
Get the inside scoop on this ongoing owl drama in a presentation that involves audio recordings and video footage of these owls. Alice the Great Horned Owl will be present to tell her side of the story too.
Included in the regular admission fee to the Owl Center.
Darcy Ogada with Mackinder's Eagle Owl
(c) S. Thomsett
Sokoke Scopes Owl (c) M. Virani
Owls in Kenya: Ongoing research and conservation threats
August 16 at 7:00 PM
There are 19 owl species in Kenya. Scientists from The Peregrine Fund in collaboration with the National Museums of Kenya currently study three species. Along the Kenyan coast they study the endangered Sokoke Scops Owl. In central Kenya, they study the Mackinder's Eagle Owl, and on Mt. Kenya they study the extremely rare Abyssinian Owl. Dr. Ogada will discuss their current and future work on these species, as well as the conservation threats facing each species. She will also discuss the extremely worrying threat posed by the trade in owl eggs in East Africa.
Members: $7, Non-members $10
HALF OF ALL ADMISSION FEES WILL GO TO SUPPORT THE OWL PROGRAMS DR. OGADA OVERSEES IN KENYA. DONATIONS WILL ALSO BE ACCEPTED FOR HER WORK.
The International Owl Center advances the survival of wild owl populations through education and research. We plan to accomplish our mission through biological and cultural programs and displays, green building design, citizen-science and other research, international exchange of information, the World Owl Hall of Fame, the International Festival of Owls, and other means.