Learn About The Great Gray Owl


Award-winning author and wildlife photographer Paul Bannick will present a program featuring imagery from his books about owls at a special lecture titled “Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History” on Friday, March 12, at 10 a.m. at The Community House on Sanibel.

Based on thousands of hours in the field photographing, one of Bannick’s newest books Great Gray Owl: A Visual Natural History published in October 2020, is the latest example of the author’s love and respect for owls.

It showcases one of the largest owl species, also known as the Phantom of the North, Great Gray Ghost, and Bearded Owl. It lives in the western mountains and boreal regions of North America.

Bannick also published Snowy Owl: A Visual Natural History last October. Other works include The Owl and the Woodpecker: Encounters with North America’s Most Iconic Birds and Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls.

Bannick’s work has been featured prominently in bird guides from Audubon, Peterson, The Smithsonian, Stokes, The National Wildlife Federation, and Birds of the World; and has appeared in a variety of publications from The New York Times and Birds and Blooms to American Way and the Seattle Times.