4-6 March 2016 Houston, Minnesota USA

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Festival dei Gufi

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 1:30 PM


Marco Mastrorilli (in the owl face), Italy
2015 World Owl Hall of Fame Special Achievement Award Winner

 The Festival dei Gufi (Festival of Owls) in Italy was originally modeled after our own Festival. It has grown by leaps and bounds, with 25,000 people attending in 2014.

Parade of Owls Art Tour Capstone Event

Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM


Houston Arts Resource Council

Andy Maus, Executive Director of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum


Blakiston's Fish Owls and Spotted Owls: ancient forest conservation

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM


Dr. Rocky Gutierrez, Spotted Owl Researcher and Gordon Gullion Endowed Chair in Forest Wildlife Research

University of Minnesota

Dr. Gutierrez will talk about Don the Blakiston's Fish Owl, winner of the World Owl Hall of Fame's Lady Gray'l Award. You'll learn how the Blakiston's Fish Owls and our Spotted Owl are both symbols for old forest conservation and how the protection laws differ in Japan, Russia, and the United States. Find out about the current state of decline of the northern and California Spotted Owls and the as-yet unanounced petition to list the last subspecies as endangered.


Wild at Heart: Owl Rehabilitation and Conservation in Arizona

Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 12:30 PM

BobFox Bob Fox, Wild at Heart


Wild at Heart has done extensive work with Burrowing Owl relocation, breeding of the endangered Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, and is a leader in rehabilitation. Join World Owl Hall of Fame Special Achievement Award winner Bob Fox to learn more about the great work done at Wild at Heart.


No pre-registration is necessary. An admission sticker is required, which can be purchased at the door.
Programs at Houston High School.


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