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Apr 28

Burrowing Owl Field Trip - Cape Coral

Join JPI in Cape Coral for an exciting opportunity to photograph the adorable Burrowing Owls. These small, sandy-colored owls have vibrant yellow eyes and live underground in burrows they've dug or taken over from a prairie dog, ground squirrel, or tortoise. They are found in grasslands, deserts, and other open habitats, where they mainly hunt insects and rodents. These fascinating birds live in the area throughout the year, usually nesting around March. We might even see some cute chicks between April and June as they stick their heads out of their burrows.

Cape Coral Lee County Public Library
921 SW 39th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33914
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Apr 28, 2024 05:00pm - Apr 28, 2024 06:30pm

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It's important to note that Burrowing Owls are protected by local, state, and federal laws, and harassment is strictly prohibited. Please review the burrowing owl viewing etiquette at the following links to ensure we respect these fantastic creatures.

Recommended Equipment: D-SLR or Mirrorless Camera—A Sturdy Tripod with a Gimbal—A super-telephoto lens. Adding a gimbal can increase your workflow in the field. 

Recommended lenses:

The answer is yes if you're wondering if you need a super-telephoto lens. It will give you much better access to photograph magnificent creatures. A standard telephoto lens will require you to crop more, which can lower the quality of your image. Also, standard telephoto lenses may not be sharp enough to capture these tiny creatures with the level of detail you want.