The period from mid-October until early November is notable as Northern Saw Whet Owls are moving from boreal forests into and through our area.
This small nocturnal owl with a catlike face, oversized head, and bright yellow eyes, while common, is not often seen. However, on some evenings, staff at the nearby Long Point Bird Observatory’s (LPBO) Old Cut banding station capture and band dozens of these owls.
|Old Cut Banding Station|
This year we have decided to offer a special package at Wood B & B so visitors can have a chance to see these owls up close.
Our package at $300 (CDN) per room for two includes:
- Two nights stay
- Check in Friday (October 21 or October 28) from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Breakfast Saturday and Sunday
- Lunch Saturday and a bagged lunch to go on Sunday
- Dinner Saturday
- Check out Sunday at 11:00 a.m.
- Throughout the weekend you can birdwatch or enjoy the rural charm, diverse landscapes and small town atmosphere of Norfolk County.
*Give us a call about family and single rates.
Call us at 519-586-9700 for information or to make a reservation. Find out more about Wood B & B at https://www.bbcanada.com/13914.html
|Northern Saw-Whet Owl at Old Cut October 2015|
Here is an interesting story from the Tillsonburg News that tells a bit about the 2011 season.
And check out a youtube video documenting Rick Mercer’s visit to Old Cut from last season at
PS: While there is a good chance you’ll see owls there are no guarantees. Their movement is impacted by winds and temperature.