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National Aviary to celebrate ‘Owl-o-Ween’

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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National Aviary on Pittsburgh’s North Side to celebrate ‘Owl-o-Ween’ in October with various events. This is a Eurasian eagle owlet.
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Courtesy of National Aviary
National Aviary on Pittsburgh’s North Side to celebrate ‘Owl-o-Ween’ in October with various events. This is a barred owl.

The National Aviary in Pittsburgh is hosting various events this month where visitors can see owls and other birds in lush habitats.

The annual family-friendly harvest festival, Owl-o-Ween, is Oct. 19 and 26. Guests are invited to dress in costumes. In addition to owls, visitors will see raptors, vultures, bats and other creatures of the night.

On Oct. 24 and Oct. 30, the aviary’s ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill, will lead an “Owl Prowl,” and seek out owls in the forests of Pittsburgh’s parks.

Mulvihill will lead a guided, after-dark nature walk to look and listen for owls. He will search the treetops for Eastern Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight. On Oct. 24, the event will be at the Irwin Run Conservation Area in Gibsonia; on Oct. 30, it will be at Olympia Park in Emerald View Park on Mt. Washington.

There will be a brunch Oct. 27 in the rose garden tent at the aviary.

JoAnne Klimovich Harrop is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact JoAnne at 412-320-7889, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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