Frances Humphrey Lecture Series: Owls in Nevada by Jenni Jeffers

Northern Saw-whet Owls

Jenni will show you some of the live owl species native to Nevada and explain about their life history. Owls occupy a variety of habitats, however they are seldom observed by the public because much of their activity occurs at night. Come and find out what goes bump in the night and see these beautiful birds up close. Jenni will be available to answer specific questions about owls and how you may be able to assist in their conservation.

Jenni received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Wildlife Biology from New Mexico State University and shortly after, started working as a wildlife biologist for New Mexico State Game and Fish. Jenni has over 25 years of field experience as a biologist working with both avian and mammalian species. Before coming to Nevada she worked as a wildlife researcher for South Dakota State University tracking large mammals such as deer and mountain lion using radio telemetry and collecting habitat data in the beautiful Black hills of South Dakota. Jenni came to Nevada in 2001 and has been the Western Region wildlife biologist for Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) for the past sixteen years. She is responsible for survey, inventory and conservation of three major groups of animals; mammals, reptiles and birds. As wildlife biologist for NDOW, Jenni is responsible for the survey and monitoring of all species of birds including owls. She works extensively with the abandoned mine program conducting surveys for the winged mammals and schedules, coordinates and locates funding for wildlife compatible gates in her area of responsibility in order to protect important colonies of bats and owl roosts from human disturbance.

Cost: $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.
Seating is limited, to reserve your seat, please call Mary W. Covington at ext. 224 or email
Please be aware that for the safety of the owls and the audience, photography will not be permitted at this lecture.
Contact: George Baumgardner, PhD 775-687-4810, at ext. 236.