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Wild Snowy Owls - Observe and Photograph

Stayner, Canada

Experience hosted by Chris

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Spend an afternoon observing and photographing wild snowy owls, right here in Southern Ontario! This is a Covid-19 safe experience with social distancing practices.

Hi there - I'm Chris, and as a local wildlife photographer, I'm full of passion for the amazing creatures which live right here at home. I'm excited to bring you to one of my favourite spots where we will explore concession roads by vehicle searching for snowy owls. The owls migrate here each winter, and frequently perch near the roadside allowing for reasonably close viewing opportunities!

This is a wonderfully unique way to reconnect with nature, learn about the owls, and bring home some photos you're proud to show off to friends and family!

*PERFECT FOR*

Embracing winter and trying something new!
Nature enthused individuals excited to see snowy owls!
Photo enthusiasts - I will happily provide expert advice and instruction along the way in order to help you get the perfect shot!

The Details:

Clients are responsible for their own transportation to and during the tour as I lead the way in my vehicle and we communicate via walkie-talkie (provided). Viewing/photography opportunities are often possible from inside a vehicle with a window down; however, based on comfort, getting outside may be encouraged.

Owling Ethics:
We will not be approaching the owls too closely or disturbing them intentionally.
Spend an afternoon observing and photographing wild snowy owls, right here in Southern Ontario! This is a Covid-19 safe experience with social distancing practices.

Hi there - I'm Chris, and as a local wildlife photographer, I'm full of passion for the amazing creatures which live right here at home. I'm excited to bring you to one of my favourite spots where we will explore concession roads by vehicle searching for snowy owls. The ow…

Chris's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    2 Sanitized Binoculars
From $80
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Chris

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
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Hi there! My name is Chris McQuarrie, and as a nature photographer, I'm infused with a passion for wild places and creatures. I'm pretty much obsessed with capturing their beauty, and will often stop at nothing to try and get that perfect shot!
I'm excited to share my expertise with you and bring you to some of my favourite locations, so you too may experience the amazingness of the wild!
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Where you'll be

Clients are responsible for their own transportation to and during the tour as I drive ahead, leading the way. To maintain social distancing, we'll be in separate vehicles and communicate via walkie-talkie! Viewing/photography opportunities are often possible from inside a vehicle with a window down; however, based on comfort, stepping outside may be encouraged.
Jane
March 2021
A fun hunt for snowy owls. We were pleased to spot and observe some! Would not have been able to find them on our own.
Tameez
March 2021
Chris was a great host and had a remarkable ability to spot snowy owls in spots that would be very challenging on your own. We saw a few different owls in this outing and part of the fun was the driving around and patience required before sighting one. Some of the owls were on nearby telephone poles which allowed for a great viewing with the provided binoculars. Chris was also gracious enough to take some pictures on our behalf since we didn’t have our own camera with a telephoto lens. Overall, a really fun experience.
Chris was a great host and had a remarkable ability to spot snowy owls in spots that would be very challenging on your own. We saw a few different owls in this outing and part of t…
Sue
February 2021
This was an awesome experience! We saw at least a half a dozen snowy owls! Chris was very knowledgeable and respectful of the area and adhered to the rules of social distancing. He was very prepared with sanitized binoculars and walk-in talked to communicate while in our cars. We got some fantastic pictures. Would highly recommend Chris if you have an interest in snowies. He gave us a discounted rate for a group even though there were just 2 of us.
This was an awesome experience! We saw at least a half a dozen snowy owls! Chris was very knowledgeable and respectful of the area and adhered to the rules of social distancing. He…
Lauren
January 2021
Wow! What an incredible, one-of-a kind experience. If you're looking for something new and fun to do in the winter, I would highly recommend this!! Chris was spectacular at communicating and we could tell he takes a lot of care in his work, even arriving early to do some scouting so that we were not disappointed. He also spoke of the ethical way to observe owls without baiting our getting too close, so we could tell he cares a great deal for the wildlife. Chris supplied binoculars for each of us, and communicated throughout the drive as we followed along in our own vehicle, which added a nice touch of convenience and comfort. The outing itself was marvellous! Not only did we see an incredible amount of beautiful snowy owls, but even saw a pair of Bald Eagles, which I imagine was only due to Chris's experience with the area and keen eye for spotting. 100% recommended!
Wow! What an incredible, one-of-a kind experience. If you're looking for something new and fun to do in the winter, I would highly recommend this!! Chris was spectacular at communi…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Photography Gear (optional)

Warm Clothing (including coat, head/neck coverings, gloves, and warm footwear)