Owl Watch & Winter Bird Walk

Date: 
Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Washington County Grasslands
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA with leaders Rich Speidel and Laurie LaFond on a winter birding adventure as we look for wintering raptors and songbirds in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA). Sightings last year included Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers and Snowy Owls Horned larks and Snow Buntings were common, especially after a fresh snow. We even had a Northern Shrike last year! Trip starts with a short trail walk/snowshoe in the heart of the IBA followed by an auto loop through the rolling countryside. We'll look for Short-eared Owls around dusk when they are more active. Please bring binoculars and dress in warm layers. Group size is limited, please Call Rich to register - (518) 623-2587. Free to Friends of the IBA Members; $10 non-members (or $20 family)