AWARD WINNING AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL BANNICK TO SPEAK AT ANNUAL EVENING WITH OWLS FUNDRAISER
- Many live owls, hawks & even bats will be on display
- Award Winning Photographer & Author of the Owl & the Woodpecker
- Biologist, College of Marin Professor & Notorious Comedian
- Hosted by Marin Vineyards & other local vineyards.
Evening With Owls 2012 will be a night to remember! Meet many species of live owls, hawks and even live bats, enjoy highly entertaining speakers, wildlife artists, appetizers, savories & sweets, wine, beer & soft drinks, a silent auction, raffles and more! This event sells out every year so get your tickets early to secure your spot!
The Hungry Owl Project presents Evening with Owls on Friday, November 2, 2012 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM. The annual fundraiser, held at the Mill Valley Community Center, features Paul Bannick, the internationally-acclaimed photographer and author of The Owl and the Woodpecker. Paul recently won the prestigious Audubon Magazine Photography Award in the category of Birds and their Habitats, and the Canon Award in International Conservation Photography for his photo of a Snowy Owl in flight. The evening will feature Paul’s engaging multi-media presentation that combines his breathtaking photography with sound recordings and stories from the field, to take his audience into the fascinating world of the two iconic birds that are the subject of his book. Guests can also expect to see the results of Paul’s work documenting last winter’s Snowy Owl irruption in Washington State; the story and Paul’s photos of these magnificent birds were picked up by NBC Nightly News. Tickets for an Evening with Owls are now on sale at www.hungryowl.org and are $75 per person, $85 after October 19.
Paul currently tours North America as a keynote speaker and presenter on a variety of natural history topics focusing on birds and their habitats. An audience favorite, he consistently fills every venue, with tailored presentations that are different for each event. In 2011, Paul curated an exhibit based on his first book for the University of Washington’s Burke Museum in Seattle. The exhibit, named after the book, was launched at the Burke and enjoyed a successful six-month run there, and is currently traveling nationally.
The bestselling book The Owl and the Woodpecker is informative and beautiful, with stunning photos of owls and woodpeckers in natural and active behaviors, combined with down-to-earth writing describing the ecological connections between the two families of birds.