2012 Archived News
May 5, 2012 10:00 AM
Presented by HOP & Richard Mobilio
Learn about and see live owls. First we will enjoy a presentations from the Hungry Owl Project featuring Sequoia the Northern Spotted Owl and Wookie our resident Ambassador Barn Owl, then we will venture out to locations in the area to possibly view and photograph owl families in their natural habitat. Meet at the Marin Art & Garden Center for presentation and refreshments then head out to locations in Marin. Bring picnic lunch and outdoor attire. We will provide refreshments.
Meet at: Marin Art & Garden Center (Multipurpose Room), 30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA 94957
Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-454-4587
Presented by Gophers Limited & HOP
Click HERE for press release.
If you come accross an injured or fallen owl
It's that time of the year again. With spring comes owlets and springtime winds. If you find an owl or owlet in danger or fallen from a nest the best way you can help it is by getting it to a qualified wildlife rehabilitator. Raptors are dangerous! Never handle a raptor without wearing heavy gloves. Do not attempt to feed it, or give it any water. Feeding an injured raptor severely decreases its chance for survival, so please DO NOT FEED. If an injured bird is on the ground, you can carefully place a cardboard box over it while you contact your nearest humane society, wildlife hospital: if in Marin contact the Hungry Owl Project (415) 454-4587 or WildCare (415) 453-1000.
Remember: Under Federal and State law it is ILLEGAL for anyone to injure or possess a bird of prey - even if you intend to release it later. You must turn it over to a licensed facility - this is the best way to help
Click HERE for more info.
Our Local Owls - Their Lives, Behaviors & Calls
April 14th, 2012 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Presented by the Pt Reyes Field Institute & HOP
Activity Level - Moderate night hiking with uneven terrain
Owls are creatures of rare beauty and unique biological interest. They play an enormously important role in keeping the balance in nature. Come spend an evening with these large-eyed, silent-flying creatures and learn why they are so magical. In this class, we will learn about the local owls of the Bay Area, their habitat requirements and how to identify the hoots of individual species. After learning a brief natural history of each owl, we will get up-close and personal with a local barn owl pair and their fledglings through "owlcam" footage from their nest box. Attendees will also get the rare treat of meeting Wookie, HOP's ambassodor owl, in person before heading out into the field to explore some of their preferred habitats.
Point Reyes Field Institute (Call for more info 415-663-1200)
Register Online: Click Here
Register By Phone:
(415) 663-1200 ext. 373
Owls In Nicasio: A Family Friendly Talk & Night Hike
April 21, 2012 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Presented by MALT & HOP
Meet live owls including Barn and Spotted owls and learn about their roles in our ecosystem from Hungry Owl Project staff. We will hear from MALT staff and local organic ranchers about protected owl habitat, the role of owls on ranches and take a nighttime walk to observe owls in action. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Location: Nicasio School, 5555 Nicasio Valley Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946
Register Online: Click Here
- October 2nd
Hungry Owl Featured in Marin Ij
Mark Prado interviewed Alex Godbe, founder of HOP, as we kicked off our 10 year anniversary celebrations. The interview includes Alex answering "What's the strangest thing that ever happened when working with owls?" Read her answer and learn more about why we do what we do.
- September 23rd
Hungry Owl Featured in San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco Chronicle featured HOP for its work with the Marin Civic Center. The paper wrote " The wily rodents have been wreaking havoc on government property at the San Rafael center. The buck-toothed vermin, it turns out, are a delicacy to barn owls, a family of which can gobble between 3,000 and 5,000 a year." Rats have done more than $7,000 of damage and owls will be part of the integrated pest management solution. HOP built and installed the boxes. Read the story and see the photos of the box installation.
Alex Godbe Receives a Wells Fargo Champions Award
We are proud to announce that HOP Director Alex Godbe received a 2010 Wells Fargo Advisors Second Half Champions Award. Alex and other recipients were honored at a special event on March 22 in Walnut Creek, CA. You can view the video that was shown about Alex and her work HERE.