This free event will be held on Sunday 17th February 2019, from 1.30 to 2.30 pm at Redcliffe Library, 476 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe.
This will be a presentation on owl identification, biology and ecology. You could become a volunteer citizen scientist and everyone interested in this is invited to stay on from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm to get more details on the project. Here you will be able to get your permit, sign-up and learn how the Powerful Owls will be monitored in 2019. The Powerful Owl is the largest of the owl species in Australia and they eat mostly medium to large tree-dwelling mammals, particularly our common ringtail possum. These particular owls will also snatch roosting birds and sometimes small ground-dwelling animals such as rabbits or small marsupials.
If you are only interested in the latter part, you will be able to just attend at 2.30 pm. This event is suited to those who are already familiar with owls and have possibly even taken a workshop on them before. The project will be monitoring these Powerful Owls in southeast Queensland and is something that has already been done successfully in Sydney. You can read all about the Sydney project at this link.
The Powerful Owl is a threatened species and the project has proven to be one which effectively monitors them. It also gives recommendations on how to manage these huge birds and help protect owls.
The project started last year here in Brisbane and 147 people helped locate 78 Powerful Owl locations in southeast Queensland. They also observed eleven young owls at seven nesting hollows. This year, it is hoped that they will find more nesting hollows.
This project will be supported by The Wettenhall Environment Trust and The Australian Bird Environment Foundation.
Although this will be a free event, you can register at this site.