In this presentation, Scott Rashid introduces us to the Northern Saw-whet, Northern Pygmy, Flammulated and Boreal Owls. He discusses each species – including habitat preferences, courtship activities, vocalizations, egg-laying, incubation timing, feeding habits, as well as fledging and post-fledging activities.
Within the presentation are images and video of the birds as they are vocalizing to attract females, nest sites, food deliveries and much more — all of which Rashid took during his research.
As the Director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute or CARRI, Scott Rashid creates and manages projects for the institute. These projects include researching Northern Pygmy-Owls, Northern Saw-whet Owls, Barn Owls, Northern Goshawks, rosy-finches, hummingbirds, and corvids, including Clark’s Nutcrackers and American Crows. Scott also rehabilitates injured birds of all types, with the exceptions of waterfowl and shorebirds.
As an artist, Scott has created his own unique style of watercolor painting. It is a combination of cubism and realism. Each fall, members of CARRI operate three banding stations, two that target Northern Saw-whet Owls, and one that targets Boreal Owls.
About Naturalist Nights:
Each winter, ACES partners with Wilderness Workshop and Roaring Fork Audubon to co-host the popular Naturalist Nights speaker series, bringing a great line-up of experts to explore topics of the natural world with our community.