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Birding Field Trip: Short-eared Owls in Gettysburg

January 22, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Let’s travel to Gettysburg for a special winter evening birding excursion, in search of Short-eared Owls.

More details coming soon! 

A description of Short-eared Owls from AllAboutBirds.org:

Short-eared Owls are medium-sized owls with rounded heads. The “ears” mentioned in their name are difficult to see. The wings are broad and the tips are smoothly rounded. The tail is short.

Short-eared Owls are medium brown spotted with buff and white on the upper parts. The face is pale with yellow eyes accentuated by black outlines. The breast is heavily streaked with brown; the chest and belly are pale or buffy.

They hunt during daylight, flying low over short vegetation. They flap with stiff beats of their rounded wings, giving their flight a buoyant, mothlike quality.

Look for Short-eared Owls in grasslands and open areas, where they perch in low trees or on the ground.

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons


January 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


The Institute
(717) 762-0373


Gettysburg Battlefield
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325 United States
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