North American Owls with Paul Bannick

As a part of the La Conner Birding Showcase, award-winning photographer Paul Bannick will be in town on Saturday, January 27, to  present his new program featuring video, sound and stories from the field and several dozen new images from his brand-new book: Owl: A Year in the Lives of North American Owls. Paul uses intimate yet dramatic images to follow owls through the course of one year and in their distinct habitats.

You will have the opportunity to witness the four seasons, as each stage in an owl’s life is chronicled through rare images: courtship, mating, and nesting in spring; fledging and feeding of young in summer; dispersal and gaining independence in fall; and, finally, winter’s migration and competition for food.

His program shows how owls use the unique resources available to them in each habitat to face those challenges. All 19 species found in Canada and the United States are featured in photos, video and narrative throughout the book, with a special focus on the Northern Pygmy Owl, Great Gray Owl, Burrowing Owl, and Snowy Owl.

When: Saturday, January 27, 3:00 pm

Where: Maple Hall, 104 Commercial, La Conner, WA 98257

Speaker: Paul Bannick

Event: La Conner Birding Showcase

Cost: $10 at the door; includes entry to La Conner Birding Showcase; free entry for children 10 and under.


“Paul Bannick is a gifted, inspired, and technically superb photographer. He is also a man who can draw an audience into his closely and carefully observed world. An energetic and knowledgeable speaker, Paul wants every individual in the room to get as close to his experience in the wild as he can bring them through word, sound and image. We love hearing the stories that accompany these photographs because they bring us close to a world he has taken the time and care to understand and document.” – Diane Quinn, Director of Education, The Burke Museum of Natural History, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

North American Owls with Paul Bannick