If you are looking for something different to do this fall, head to the Trinity River Audubon Center for Owl-O-Ween.
It takes place on October 27th, and is a fun way to prowl for owls while exploring the largest hardwood forest in the United States.
Owls may include:
Eastern Screech Owl
Eastern screech owls are short, stocky birds with almost no neck. They're either mostly gray or reddish-brown, and they display spots that provide excellent camouflage. These creatures are usually heard and not seen, though bird watchers may see them sitting in tree cavities during daylight hours. Listen for their trilling or whinnying songs.
Great Horned Owl
Great horned owls are easily identified by the two feathered tufts on their head. While in flight, their rounded head and short bill combine to create a blunt-silhouette. These birds have reddish-brown faces and mottled gray-brown feathers and may be spotted sitting on fence posts and tree limbs.
Barn owls are larger than screech owls and smaller than the great horned species. They have dark eyes and display pale feathers, and at night, they may appear all white. Barn owls hunt over large areas of open land and make a long, harsh screech that lasts approximately two seconds.
Barred owls are famous for their "who cooks for you all" call. They feature mottled brown and white feathers, and their underparts are marked with vertical brown bars. During the day, these birds roost quietly in trees, and at night, they search for small animals such as rodents.
Owl-O-Ween is just one of the seasonal events you can enjoy if you call our downtown Dallas apartments home. Please contact our leasing agents to set up a tour. They'd love to show you firsthand all we have to offer.
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