Bring headlamp or flashlight, binoculars, hiking shoes, long pants, jacket, and bug spray.
Activity level 3. Hiking in the woods in the dark.
DESCRIPTION: After meeting at the Canyon Dam Store this trip will travel to a nearby area of National Forest land to prowl for owls. We’ll stop at various locations to listen and look for owls. 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: RACHEL BAUER Rachel Bauer grew up in northern California, earned a BS in Wildlife Biology from UC Davis, and is currently a wildlife field biologist for Plumas National Forest. Rachel came to Quincy in 2002 to work on a Spotted Owl research project and has been studying owls on Plumas and Lassen National Forests ever since. Her interests include old growth forest wildlife species and how they interact with fire and land management activities.
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.