Meet at 6:30 PM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center).
High profile, 4WD vehicles recommended.
Bring headlamp or flashlight, binoculars, hiking shoes, long pants, jacket, and bug spray.
Activity level 3. Hiking in the woods in the dark.
DESCRIPTION: This trip will travel through National Forest land to prowl for owls, stopping at various sites to listen and look for Spotted, Great Horned, Barn Owls, and more. Trip includes driving and walking on dirt roads and short walks off road in the forest. Participants will learn to identify and even imitate the calls of owls. Bring a headlamp or flashlight, water, warm clothes, and sturdy shoes. High profile/4WD vehicles recommended.
TRIP LEADER: DAX ALBRECHT & MICAH SILVER
DAX ALBRECHT Dax is from Reno, NV and spent many a summer day in Plumas county before permanently moving to Quincy in 2010. He has worked on a long-term Spotted Owl demography study for the Forest Service on the Plumas and Lassen National Forests since moving here, which has given him the opportunity to explore vast swaths forest and discover the diversity of habitats that lie within it. He now lives in Indian Falls with his wife Kari and their sons Acer and Heron, where they run a small organic market-garden.
MICAH SILVER Born and raised in Truckee, California, Micah moved to Plumas County in 2014 and studied Environmental Studies at FRC in Quincy. He began birding seriously in 2016 and is currently a Wildlife Technician for the Plumas National Forest on the Mt. Hough Ranger District. Micah also spends a lot of time photographing bird species as well as any other incidental wildlife he may encounter.
The mission of Plumas Audubon is to promote understanding, appreciation, and protection of the biodiversity of the Feather River Region, especially birds, through education, research, and the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems.