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There’s More to Owls than Harry Potter

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Seen a shadow in the night? Heard a strange hoot from the bush? Could be a Powerful Owl.

Despite being a threatened species, Powerful Owls are a being seen and heard more often around Sydney. Want to know More? Come along to Hornsby Central Library at 7:15 pm on Tuesday 5th March to hear a special presentation by Dr Beth Mott, the Birdlife Australia Project Officer for the Powerful Owl Project.

Despite their impressive size, little is known about the ecology of Powerful Owls, particularly those living in cities. Since 2011, the Powerful Owl Project, with the aid of citizen scientists, has collected critical data on Sydney’s Powerful Owl population. The information gained from this study is used to inform the conservation status of the Powerful Owl, and help drive management recommendations for their continued survival in urban areas.

Dr Beth Mott will talk about the role of these top predators in urban ecosystems, why the Sydney Basin owl population is so important, and what we can do to help protect and increase the number of owls in our urban areas.

There’s so much we can do at small and large scales to help owls stay with us, so come along and have a hoot!

Hosted by STEP, Friends of Berowra Valley and the Powerful Owl Coalition.

For more information click here Birdlife Australia

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