4-6 March 2016 Houston, Minnesota USA



Our Saturday night program includes a banquet, presentation of the World Owl Hall of Fame Awards, and presentations by two of the Hall of Fame winners.



Marco Mastrorilli - Italy

Special Achievement Award

Marco's work with owls spans 26 years and many species. Besides authoring nearly 50 scientific publications, he has also penned 11 books about owls, many for the general public. He understands the importance of bringing scientific information about owls to the general public, which led him to create the Festival dei Gufi (Festival of Owls). The 2014 festival attracted 25,000 visitors. 



Dr. Karel Voous - The Netherlands

Champion of Owls Award

Dr. Wouter van der Weijden, a former student of the late Dr. Voous, will describe some of Voous' lifelong work with owls and their conservation, including his magnus opus: "Owls of the Northern Hemisphere." Dr. van der Weijden will also discuss some of his own owl vocal research conducted while he was a student of Dr. Voous.



2015 Banquet Menu:

  • Beef tips in gravy with mushrooms & onions
    Roasted vegetable medley with tofu and portabella mushrooms (vegan)
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Glazed baby carrots
  • Musclin Salad
  • Mini cheescakes


5:00 PM Social Hour & Cash Bar, 6:00 PM Meal. Program to follow the meal. Saturday, March 7, 2015, Four Seasons Community Center, (900 N Kingston St, Caledonia, MN)

Cost is $40/person to attend the banquet and presentation ($35 for International Owl Center members). Cost is $50/person if registering March 2 or later for members or non-members. Limit 250. Pre-registration requested for meal planning.


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