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Workshop: The Great Gray Owl

$8 Adult; $5 Youth

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Workshop is at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Description

Great Gray Owls are one of the most mysterious and sought-after bird residents of California, Oregon, and Washington. Even though it is the tallest owl in North America, and notoriously approachable by humans, the Great Gray is hard to find. Biologists surveying for other species may happen accidentally on the owl, but finding it intentionally isnít easy due to its nocturnal habits, excellent camouflage, and silent flight. Despite relatively high breeding concentrations in the Wallowa Mountains and southern Cascades of Oregon, Great Grays are of conservation concern to wildlife managers in Oregon due to possible declines in the overall population and loss of habitat.

Presenter

Harry Fuller

Harry Fuller has been leading Pacific Coast bird trips for two decades. He frequently teaches bird classes for Point Reyes Field Seminars and other non-profits. He has led trips for Golden Gate Audubon of San Francisco to Malheur and the Oregon Cascades. He frequently leads custom trips in Oregon and Northern California.

Harry is the author of Freeway Birding, San Francisco to Seattle for birding Oregon, Washington and Northern California. He also teaches classes in the history of American ornithology.

Check out his blog at www.atowhee.wordpress.com and his birding website at http://www.towhee.net/index.html.

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