The Snowy Owl Scoop
Breaking news on the migration of Snowy Owls across North America
Summary Report – Wednesday, November 14
Snowy Owls are early this autumn. They moved south in unusually high numbers in October and remain at sites in New England, Quebec, Ontario, the upper Midwest and across central Canadian provinces. New owl sightings continue to trickle in throughout the region. Snowy Owls typically begin to move south in higher numbers in mid to late November. So we’ll know soon whether their numbers will increase appreciably this winter. I nonetheless expect additional owl discoveries in the next two weeks.
Find your owls on The Map link below. The Sightings link includes Snowy Owl sightings on the map plus “unconfirmed” reports that aren’t yet showing up on the map. I’ll be tracking the migration all winter. So watch this spot for regular updates. Onward!
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A live map of Snowy Owl sightings reported to eBird since November 1, 2018. These sightings come from birders and other folks who've found owls.
Sightings reported to eBird during the past week. Each sighting includes a map link and an eBird report of other birds seen (if reported) with the owl.
My essay in Aeon Magazine about a winter Snowy Owl incursion and the opportunities it presents to the rest of us — if only we cared to spend more time with wildlife.
The Snow Goose Scoop
A snowstorm of a different kind: up-to-date reports on the migration of Snow Geese through the Champlain Valley of Vermont and New York.