Live owls take center stage center stage at Nevada State Museum |

Live owls take center stage center stage at Nevada State Museum

Staff Reports

Owls are seldom seen in the light of day, but at least one will make a special appearance at the Nevada State Museum when wildlife biologist Jenni Jeffers presents Nocturnal Birds, at 7 p.m. Thursday.

“Owls occupy a variety of habitats, but are seldom observed because much of their activity is at night. Come and find out what goes bump in the night and see these beautiful birds up close,” said Jeffers, who will be available to answer specific questions about owls and how people can help conserve them. Jeffers will show some of the owl species native to Nevada and explain their life stories at the museum, 600 N. Carson Street.

A wildlife biologist for Nevada Department of Wildlife for 11 years, Jeffers is responsible for survey, inventory and conservation of mammals, reptiles and birds. She has more than 25 years of field experience as a biologist working with both birds and mammals. She is responsible for the majority of surveys for the state’s non-game water birds and shorebirds in north-central Nevada and those that are colonial nesters.

The program is suitable for bird and nature lovers of all ages. Seating is limited with advanced registration highly recommended for scouts and other large groups. Admission is $8 for adults; free for museum members and youth aged 17 and under. Contact Deborah Stevenson, or 687-4810, ext. 237 or visit the department’s website at The Nevada State Museum is one of seven managed by the state Division of Museums and History, an agency of the Nevada Department Tourism and Cultural Affairs.