Recently, the Outdoor Society team was able to take a quick weekend trip down to Cape Coral, Florida. The goal of this trip was to enjoy some sunshine and get to experience the Burrowing Owls. These adorably small owls are unique as they are one of the few species of owls that are active during the day. And with Cape Coral being a prime habitat for them, we were off for some exploring!
For locations on this trip, we wandered up and down the streets of Cape Coral in search of the Burrowing Owls. They love to burrow in open fields, vacant lots and near sports fields. The city does a great job roping the areas off, making the burrows easy to spot.
For tips on seeing the Owls? First, make sure to come during the correct season. Mid February through May are the best times. We focused on the morning hours and had no issues finding active owls. Make sure to keep your distance and limit your time near them as to avoid disturbing the owls.
An addition to Burrowing Owls, we were delighted with tree crabs, all sorts of lizards, snakes, Black-Crowned Night Heron and a Spiney Orb-Weaver Spider. The Four Mile Cove Ecological Preserve is a great location for wildlife spotting.
Although our trip was short, Florida always provides incredible wildlife opportunities. As things become safer in regards to the pandemic, the Outdoor Society team will be setting out on a multi-week expedition to photograph and film many of the amazing species of wildlife that calls Florida home. Keep an eye out for future updates!
More information on the Cape Coral Burrowing Owls: Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife.
Check out another great photo gallery: The Upper Peninsula of Michigan.