The Snowy Owl Scoop
Breaking news on the migration of Snowy Owls across North America
Summary Report – Friday, April 24, 2020
Although the world had changed so much since the first Snowy Owls came south from the Arctic last October, their general distribution has not, offering us a small measure of predictability in unsettled times. Some wintering owls have no doubt moved north. And birders, to the extent they’re getting out, are increasingly turning their binoculars toward spring migrants. As a result, Snowy Owl reports in recent weeks have declined markedly. The Map link below displays Snowy Owl sightings reported to eBird since April 1. The Sightings link features a list of owl reports during the past seven days in the lower 48 states. And perhaps The Snowy Owl Image Gallery below will be of some help seeing us through to the other side of this pandemic. Stay safe, distant from one another, and healthy, everyone.
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A live map of Snowy Owl sightings reported to eBird since April 1, 2020. These sightings come from birders and other folks who've found owls.
Sightings reported to eBird in the "lower 48" during the past week. Each sighting on the list includes a map link and the full eBird report.
Our enjoyment of wildlife calls for responsibility and respect. Here's advice on Snowy Owl etiquette from the good folks at Project SNOWStorm.
Owls and Us
My essay in Aeon magazine about lessons from the Arctic.