You occasionally see them… perched on a tree limb or overhead wire, circling high in the sky or soaring overhead. Even a fleeting glimpse while driving or a brief encounter at your backyard bird feeder creates a stirring of emotion and excitement in most folks unlike most other bird sightings. What is it about these majestic birds; like owls, osprey, hawks, eagles, and falcons, that captures our interest and spirit so quickly? Join us for an informative look at the exciting world of the Raptors, the Birds of Prey that share the marina habitat with us. Learn some cool facts and secrets about the lives of the beloved Bald Eagles that nest here, the hidden life of the nocturnal hunters, the NASCAR birds, and the surprising antics of the amazing barfing birds.
We will be constructing Screech Owl nesting boxes, and you can build one to take home, give as gifts, or donate to SPM for installation on our grounds. Eastern Screech Owls are common in urban, suburban, and rural areas, and they are looking for homes! They are people- tolerant, and tons of fun to watch. The kits are $15 each, and you need to order your kit in advance.
You don’t have to make a box to attend the workshop.
What to Expect:
8:30 am Coffee and Donuts
9:00 -10:30 am
– Raptor workshop
– Q and A discussion
– Owl nest box construction
Build a Screech Owl Nesting Box
• Cordless drill (if you have one) and battery
• $15 materials fee per box.
You do not have to make a box to attend the workshop.
Bill Gordon is an Environmental Educator and Naturalist. He is the founder of High Adventure Wilderness School, a non-profit educational program in Kentucky. He lives off-grid in the eastern Kentucky mountains. His motorsailer SeaLark is in Slip D46. To register for this program, please contact Bill directly at 859-230-8649 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org