Salmonier Owl Survey – postponed

Event Details

March 11th, 2017, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Salmonier River Area, Newfoundland and Labrador
Inventories and Monitoring

Come help NCC learn “hoo” can be found on our Salmonier properties when the sun goes down.

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About Salmonier River Area

The Salmonier River area is NCC’s most recent project, and falls within a newly written conservation plan for the Avalon Peninsula. The forest has a high diversity of lichens, including the globally rare boreal felt lichen and blue felt lichen. The river itself is a provincially designated salmon river with a healthy population of Atlantic salmon. The area also neighbours the Avalon Wilderness Reserve, providing protection and resources for the species using that area.

What you will be doing

Volunteers will be setting out with NCC after dusk to conduct a survey for owls that can be found on NCC’s Salmonier nature reserves.

Why you will love it

This is a great opportunity to get out in the woods during winter, spend time with other birders, and share your knowledge and experience to help guide NCC's conservation efforts!


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Please Note

This event involves walking in the woods after dusk. Please come dressed for the weather, bring water and a headlamp/flashlight, and wear footwear in which you are comfortable walking long distances. If you have snowshoes, please bring them.

NCC will have the necessary survey materials available for participants, though volunteers are welcome to bring their own equipment if they prefer. Driving directions, carpool options and parking information will be provided in the participant package and e-mail correspondence sent out prior to the event.

The event will not proceed if weather conditions are not suitable for surveying - participants will receive a phone call from NCC staff as early as possible and the event will be postponed until the following day (Sunday, March 12). It is important to preregister online to ensure you receive event updates.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
We need you to bring some tools
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Layers of warm clothing
  • Warm waterproof boots
  • Snowshoes
  • Headlamp/flashlight