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A special OWL Festival in ITALY! (1 Viewer)

Invitation to the First Italian Owls’ Festival,

2-3 June 2007 in ITALY

for the First Time in Europe!

Dear friends all over Europe and World, :eat:

On the next

2nd (Saturday) and 3rd (Sunday) of June 2007 Italy will host an amazing unique event in Europe!

:clap: :clap: :clap:

The First Italian Owls’ Festival !

(italian title: Festival italiano dei Gufi)

The Festival is organized by the ‘Rangers Italia Association’ www.rangersitalia.it (in this website you can found many information, between some days in English version)

The event will be held in the North of Italy, in Lombardy, in a village near the beautiful town of Bergamo!


The festival will also be an opportunity for all owl-lovers to meet up.

In the world there are research lovers, wood/glass/stone-owl pieces collectors. There are those who love to observe these animals in natural habitats, those who write about them in children or adult tales having owls, barn owls or Little Owls as protagonists, those who paint owls, those who illustrate books with amazing black and white drawings or water colours. There are sculptures and people who build kites and toy planes in the shape of owls.

Well, all these different categories of owl-lovers will be there at the First Italian Owls’ Festival and with this mail we would like to invite you too!

Bergamo is a beautiful city with ancient sites.

The Alps are only a few kilometres away and the programme includes night excursions to see Little Owls Athene noctua, Scops Owls Otus scops, Nightjars Caprimulgus eur., Tawny Owls Strix aluco, Tengmalm's Owls Aegolius fun., and other birds!

There will be an important international conference (with English translation), art and photography exhibitions having European owls as protagonists!

There will also be a book exhibition with books on owls from all over the world! (If you have or know the famous books please let the secretary office know).

In Italy we have many talented craftsmen.

There are people who make incredible owl-shaped objects in wood, glass, ceramics, stone, leather and other materials.

You will surely be struck by the variety of items and you will find amazing surprises!

A big park, with indoor spaces too, will host the festival and we do hope many associations, ornithologists, owl ‘specialists’ and collectors /lovers will ask you for information and will take part in the event.

There will be shows for children, meetings with writers and ornithologists, day and night excursions, raptors from rehabilitation centres will be set free and there will be a special space for the promotion of Harry Potter, Martin Hocke and Kathryn Lasky books.

You can download the official documents and all the information on the website: www.rangersitalia.it

During the next two months the website www.rangersitalia.it will also give information about accommodation in hotels and a list of discounted restaurants for those who take part in the festival.

Those who are interested can write to us and will receive an English newsletter about the Festival.

If you are an association researching or taking care of owls, please write to the secretary at [email protected] and we will be happy to give you a free space for exhibition, selling gadgets, projecting videos or promote a project, a research or book of yours.

At the end of March the first official programme (in Italian, English and French) of the festival will be available!

But for example in this festival there are:

- A big exposition photografic and educational about the Owl world! Owls, pellets, feather, distribution and many other information about the european owls!

- A scientific conference with important contribute from famous Owl Italian specialist with some different theme (webcam in the owl's nest, the important recent breeding of Ural Owl in North of Italy, the status of Short eared owl in Italy, the importance of reproduction of Owls in captivity by the important reproduction centre in Europe MontOwl,

- A beautiful and special photo exposition about the Little Owl by Christian Fosserat (Suisse, authors of book and DVD films of Little Owl)

- a special sector for educational of children: a scientific laboratory with you name Gufolandia...many young biology and naturalist will be play with the children for explain the secrets of Owls!

- a special sector of artistic method of educational of Children and Teathral laboratory for all children in this event!

- many exposition of Italian illustrator: naturalist and artistic painters! very surprise!

- a great presence of italian artist : many owls in glass, wood, stone, metal, silver and other material...many surpirse in excellent quality! The dream of a collector!

- The special edition of a book of a behaviour of Owls! a book of special exposition !

- The world of Edwige! a special sector for the world of Harry Potter and your owls!

- Special exposition of all book of the Owls in Italy and many edition of the world!

- Present in this event many important italian association of the conservation of nature and birdwatching!

- Music Concert!

- special sector of Chocolat and Owls!

- special sector for the Horse and the children!

- a special section of Owls and letterature! Martin Hocke (special forum comunity like: il regno del silenzio), Harry Potter, Ga'Hoole world!....with fable lecture and theatral

and many other surprise! :king:

This event will be make in a great green and relax area with a beautiful park!

Of course there will be plenty of good Italian music and cuisine and we will point out all typical places where to taste local specialities!

If you are collectors, if you love and study owls this festival will be a dream coming true!

We hope to hear from you and to see you there!

Do you want help me?

Do you want partecipe in this festival?

Do you have some material, photo or other material for the exposition or promotional of your research activity!?

send me your information and your material!

Do you have a publication, a small book, a magazine of your country with the cover or article of Owls...send me a copy for the our exposizion!

Do you have a DVD, film or other material..help me in this adventure...for the owl's know!

Thanks in advance!


:clap: :clap:

or if you can send me the material

you can send the mail to my address:






All you can partecipe in this Festival!

In the next mail I send the Preliminar program!

Marco Mastrorilli

and Angelo Cerea

Directors of Organization of Italian Owls' Festival

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