Saturday, February 5, 2022
Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge.
Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal—they hunt and are active both day and night—so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours!
Because we will be looking for Snowy Owls, sometimes on distant dunes, please bring binoculars if you have them. Due to the risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, we likely will not be able to provide any loaner optical gear.
For public health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, please do not attend if you have any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Reach out to let us know if this is the case. Thank you!
Weather cancellation policy: All trips will take place rain or shine with the following exceptions: If there is a high confidence that thunder and lightning will be present, we may cancel a trip up to one hour in advance. If the forecast is for steady and heavy rain all day, we may decide to cancel by 3pm on the day before the event. If either of these happens, all registrants will be notified by email and/or phone with as much notice as possible and issued full refunds.
The starting location and other relevant details for all hikes, kayak paddles, and river boat trips will be emailed to registrants before the event at the address provided upon registration.Register