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Owl Prowl


Owls live all around us but are very good at evading detection. Come learn how to identify our local owls by size, shape, silhouette and sound with the Owl Center's human and owl staff. Following the indoor portion of the program participants will carpool to known owl territories in and around Houston to call for Eastern Screech-Owls, Barred Owls, and Great Horned Owls.

Dress for the weather, and try to wear clothes that don't make noise when you move. Calling will be done from the side of the road, so very little walking is required. Children are welcome, but must be able to stand quietly for at least 10 minutes at a time. Meet at the International Owl Center at the listed time and expect to return roughly 2.5 - 3 hours later.

You must This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., but pay when you arrive.

Programs will be canceled in case of significant wind, rain, severe road conditions, or low enrollment. Participants who have reserved a space will be notified of cancellations.

September 24, 2016 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
October 15, 2016 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
November 12, 2016 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
December 31, 2016 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
January 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
February 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM (carpool)
March 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM (on a bus as part of the Festival of Owls)
April 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM (carpool) - cancelled due to rain

Members: $7, non-members $10, though price is yet to be determined for the March owl prowl bus.

Our Mission

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.

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