Jamestown, NY – This has been the winter of Snowy Owls, as these magnificent arctic birds have flown south in large numbers.
On Saturday, January 11, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary you can learn how and why they have moved down here for the winter, then take a short field trip to see a Snowy Owl.
From 2-4 p.m., the class will explore what is known about the unusual sightings of Snowy Owls this year. You can discover what their native tundra habitat is like and how that affects where and when the birds appear in our area.
The informational portion will be indoors at Audubon, followed by an outdoor excursion which will use Audubon’s van combined with carpooling to see the owl. Bring binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them; if not, Audubon will have some available to use.
Audubon Senior Naturalist Jeff Tome is the instructor for this unusual opportunity.