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Owl Walk!

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$20 – $25

Date: Wednesday, February 28

Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Meet at Maclay Flat (Note: the Maclay one-lane bridge is currently closed. Use another route.)

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Owls are seldom-seen residents of the night, inspiring wonder and awe. Take this special opportunity to walk in the dusk and dark with an owl expert looking and listening for owls. The Owl Research Institute’s Hayley Madden will provide information about owl biology, habitats, and behaviors as well as tips on where and when to go owling on your own.

As night falls, hear the haunting calls of Great Horned Owls. Look for an elusive Great Grey, and keep your eyes and ears out for other species such as the Northern Saw-whet. Find out why Maclay Flat has such a diverse population of owls, how and when they feed, when they mate, and what they are communicating.

Instructor: Hayley Madden grew up surrounded by the Coast Mountains around Vancouver, BC, which is where she first fell in love with exploring the outdoors. After getting her biology degree from the University of British Columbia, she got the chance to work on a study researching the Swainson’s Thrush, where she discovered a passion for field research. Haley is now a Field Technician with the Owl Research Institute.

NOTE: This walk will occur off-trail at times over uneven ground. It will be up to 2 miles in length. It will be in the dark for at least 1 hour of the 2 hour program.

What to Bring:

  • Warm clothes!!! Toe/hand warmers are a good idea
  • Boots
  • Yak tracks and/or walking stick for stability on snow or ice
  • Warm cocoa in a thermos is always nice!


What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


February 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 – $25
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Maclay Flat Nature Trail
Forest Rd 19155
Missoula, MT 59804 United States
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