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Bird Study Group (April 2023)
April 5, 2023 @ 7:30 pm
Ethical Owl Observations
TIME: 7:30 PM
PRESENTER: Dan Arndt
Alberta is a fantastic place to spot owls in their natural habitat, and this presentation will provide some valuable insights on how and where to find these elusive creatures. Dan will share tips on how to make the most out of your owl-watching experience and provide an intro to ethical owl photography. It’s important to remember that owls are sensitive creatures that need their space and privacy, so the presentation will also cover some dos and don’ts when observing these fascinating birds. Whether you are a seasoned birdwatcher or a curious beginner, this talk promises to be an informative and enjoyable experience that will leave you with a greater appreciation for the beauty and wonder of these magnificent creatures.
Dan Arndt is a Wildlife Biologist with a passion for high quality data collection supporting environmental surveys throughout western Canada. To him, the most important aspect of his work is the quality and integrity of the data that is collected, analyzed, and ultimately reported on. With this in mind, it is absolutely vital to any team to have a top notch bird biologist to help with those data, and train others who have the desire and interest to learn.
Dan’s area of specialization is focused on bird surveys of all types, including breeding birds, sharp-tailed grouse, burrowing owls, and bird migration surveys to support renewable energy projects. He also has extensive experience conducting mammal, reptile, and amphibian surveys throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
He loves the work that he does, and his strongest asset is his unquenchable thirst for knowledge, and learning more about the natural history of not only his survey subjects, but all aspects of the environment.