Trip Leader: Sheppard, Jay
Date of Trip: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Location: Annapolis Rock Road (Patuxent River State Park)& environs
Details: Jay had provided everyone with a handout entitled "How to Find Owls" so everyone was well prepared to look for owl pellets, white wash, and any other clues. (Want a copy of his handout? Click HERE.)
But no one can predict exactly when an owl will be seen. You just go to the areas where they have been seen and where they are likely to be seen — and start looking.
This is also a great area and time of year for American Woodcock. Those who stayed for the evening display nearby were rewarded with ~12 in two different displays of ~6 each.
Number on trip: 51 registered and over 60 who showed up (and at least 42 vehicles.)