This weekend I taught an owl workshop for the Hornsby Bend Bird Observatory. Thirty participants joined me to learn about the ecology of the six species of owls normally found in the Austin area. I led two field trips last night…the first one I was able to call up a Barred Owl, but it was too far away to see. The second trip, we were actually able to see the Barred Owl perched about 30 yards away for over five minutes before flying off. I was pretty happy, as there are no guarantees that owls will cooperate when you try to show them to people, let alone large groups. A great evening.