6-8 March 2015 Houston, Minnesota USA

HomeKid's Hooting Contest

Kid's Hooting Contest


 

 

We hope you give a hoot! Each year we hold a hooting contest for kids, giving them the chance to show how well they can imitate owl calls.

To participate, simply show up about 12:15 PM on Saturday to sign up. Groups of about 5 kids will come up front at a time. Each child will announce the owl species they are imitating, then do their best to hoot, toot, or whistle like their chosen North American species. Judges will award points based on the correctness of rhythm and voice quality.

The top three callers are given gold, silver, and bronze medals, and everyone gets a participation prize for being brave enough to hoot like an owl in front of a large audience.

Recommended species to imitate include:

Great Horned Owl  (Bubo virginianus)

Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio)

Great Gray Owl  (Strix nebulosa)

Long-eared Owl  (Asio otus)

If you're interested in brushing up on your hooting skills, you can review the calls of various owl species at

The Owl Pages

Owling.com

Xeno-canto.org

12:30 PM Saturday, March 8, 2014 elementary school (entrants should check in at 12:15 PM)

No pre-registration necessary, but an admission button is required.

 



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