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Utah Raptors and Owls Safari                                Wednesday, February 20-22    $750  ($600)

Winter brings a large population of bald eagles and raptors to Farmington Bay WMA along the Great Salt Lake in northern Utah.  On one of my first safaris there as I drove out into the refuge I counted 172 bald eagles...wow.  Since that time Farmington Bay has become a must shoot winter location for wildlife and bird photographers. Utah's winters are cold, forcing many raptors and owls to hunt in the daytime.  This gives us a chance to shoot birds like short-eared owls, barn owls, northern harriers, American kestrels, rough-legged hawks, and many other that hunt the refuge.

Besides Farmington Bay we also photograph three other prime wildlife areas in northern Utah.  We travel a short distance to Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake where species such as Chukars, pronghorn antelope, bison, mule deer, great horned owls, bighorn sheep, coyotes, and red fox roam the island.  We also go to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to photograph many other migrating birds, such as tundra swans, striped skunks, raccoons ,and many duck and geese species.  It's a busy three days.

Reservations

We meet in Woods Cross, Utah, just five miles north of Salt Lake City on I-15.  Local hotel accommodations and restaurants are relatively inexpensive and I generally stay at the Comfort Inn in Woods Cross, Ut.  Up to three other photographers can travel with me from California.
                                                                                   


Northern Harrier
 

American Kestrel

Bald Eagle
 

Three Bald Eagles
 

Diving Bald Eagle
 

Roosting Bald Eagles
 

Ring-necked Pheasant
 

Male Northern Harrier
 

Short-eared Owl
 

Barn Owl leaving Silo
 

Barn Owl
 

Barn Owl
 

American Kestrel
 

American Kestrel with Vole
 

Loggerhead Shrikes
 

Northern Harrier
 

Bald Eagle
 

Barn Owl
 

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