SA17 Spotted Owls 2 | 2022 | $30 – SOLD OUT
Time - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Green Diamond Resource Co.
This event will meet in Korbel in the parking lot across from North Fork Lumber Company (between the former Post Office and Logger Palace building), before you cross the North Fork Mad River via the Blue Lake Bridge. (Copy and paste link into your web browser: https://goo.gl/maps/XMdTgqbx8kBE1zXr7.)
This trip is a “wow!” experience as we visit known activity centers of Northern Spotted Owls in their nesting habitat. If the owls cooperate, this trip offers superb photographic opportunities. The owls come amazingly close as they swoop down for the offered mice by the Green Diamond Resource Co. (GDRC) biologist. Over the years, more of the Northern Spotted Owl activity centers have been taken over by Barred Owls and has made finding reliable responsive activity centers more difficult, thus there is no definite guarantee of seeing a Northern Spotted Owl, though tours in the past have been lucky. The biologists at GDRC are quite knowledgeable on the subject of Spotted Owl biology, and they are happy to share their experiences with these birds. This event will require a hike-in after driving on gravel roads. Wear hiking boots and dress in layers. You may want to have a spotting scope available in your vehicle if we stop to scan for eagles, but it won’t be needed to see the owls. Bring a reusable water bottle. [Repeats on Sunday, #SU26].
This event is fully booked.