Arizona – Sonora Desert Museum: All About Owls

Arizona has thirteen of the nineteen species of North America’s owls.

It is home to both the smallest, the Elf Owl and the largest, the Great Horned Owl. Not only are there significant differences in their size but in their biology and behaviors as well. We will discuss how and why these differences occur within the species. Owls are cryptic, more often heard than seen which has earned them an almost spiritual reputation. Suggestions on how to locate owls will be shared. Everything from their amazing hearing to their specialized eyesight are incredible adaptations. Although most owl species are fairly easy to distinguish, we will discuss the subtle differences in the look-alike species. This class is for anyone interested in owls, no birding experience needed. Member price is 10% less.


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Instructor(s):    Stephen Vaughan is a professional photographer and ornithologist. He has been photographing and studying natural history for more than 40 years. His photographs have appeared in numerous books, magazines and calendars, and in publications including National Geographic, Audubon, National Wildlife, Sierra Club and Arizona Highways.


Where to Meet:   Education Annex


What to Bring:   Notepad, and pencil.


What to Expect:   The presentation will be indoors with beautiful photography and tips for identifying owls.

Cancellation:   If cancellation is made more than 15 days in advance, payments will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee. No refunds can be made within 15 days.

Questions: Please contact the Reservations Coordinator at or by phone at 883-3025.

  • Audience: Adult
  • Genre: Field Sciences
  • Type: Presentation

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May 14 2022


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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Arizona - Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85743


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