SA65 Spotted Owls 3 – Easy/Moderate Hike | 2019 | $25
Time - 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Green Diamond Resource Company
This trip is a “wow!” experience as we visit known activity centers of Northern Spotted Owls in their nesting habitat. If the owl 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 Company (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. Wear hiking boots and dress in layers. Once the group goes beyond the property gate, there will be no way to meet up with them so please do be punctual at start time. This trip will not stop for food or restrooms. 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 (Repeats on Sunday as event # SU89 with a moderate/advanced hike).