Great Gray Owl

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Great Gray Owl

Post by Vishal » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:38 am

Hi,

I am a birder/photographer who loves to photograph owls. Was wondering if anyone on the forum has seen great grays owls in the Sierra and has any tips on where to find them? Thanks








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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by bobby49 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:17 pm

Start deep in old growth forest.

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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by nvted » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:05 pm

I've heard, but not experienced, that they can be found around the Crane Flat area in Yosemite.

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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by maverick » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 am

Professional Sierra Landscape Photographer

I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

Have a safer backcountry experience by using the HST ReConn Form 2.0, named after Larry Conn, a HST member: http://reconn.org

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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by bobby49 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Westfall Meadow off the Glacier Point Road.

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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by Vishal » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:11 pm

Hi @bobby49 ! Thanks for this recommendation! Have you seen them in Westfall meadow recently?

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Re: Great Gray Owl

Post by bobby49 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:28 am

Last time the owls were seen there had to be three years ago. Of course, I don't know how often they are not actually seen.

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