3-5 March 2017 Houston, Minnesota USA



Our Saturday night program includes a banquet, presentation of the World Owl Hall of Fame Awards, and a presentation  by the Champion of Owls award winner.

 Keynote presentation:

My Private "Soap Opera": 50 years as a spectator among Tawny and Ural Owls

by Professor Pertti Saurola from Finland

Pertti Saurola Ural Owl Small
Champion of Owls award winner, Pertti Saurola with Ural Owl 
Pertti Saurola has been studying owls in Finland for 50 years, with a specialty in Ural Owls (which happen to be very aggressive with biologists like Pertti who are banding their young in the nest.) Pertti has banded around 3,000 Ural Owls and 3,000 Tawny Owls among many other species of owls and birds. He has spoken at conferences around the world, and served as the head of the Finnish Bird Ringing (banding) Center for 28 years and the president of the European Union for Bird Ringing for 14 years.



2016 Banquet Menu:

  • Beef tips in gravy with mushrooms & onions
  • Roasted Reds with Carmelized Onions
  • Glazed Baby Carrots with Bacon
  • Mesclun Salad
  • Rolls and butter
  • Lemon Sorbet

Vegan option:

  • Vegan Lasagna
  • Citrus Salad
  • Vegan Bread
  • Lemon Sorbet


5:00 PM Social Hour & Cash Bar, 6:00 PM Meal. Program to follow the meal. Saturday, March 5, 2016, 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 February 29 or later for members or non-members. Limit 250. Pre-registration required for meal planning.

 Click here to register!

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