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— Bryan

Snowy Owl in Randolph Center, Vermont

The Snowy Owl Scoop

Breaking news on the migration of Snowy Owls across North America

Summary Report — Sunday, February  12, 2023 (Darwin’s Birthday)

With little change in distribution this winter, Snowy Owls continue to occupy a swath of the continent from roughly New England into Alberta (with a few recent records in Washington State). Southernmost records this month come from central Illinois and southern Nebraska.

The Map below includes eBird sightings since February 1. I don’t expect this distribution to change much until April as owls begin to move north (or perish).

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The Snowy Gallery

Click the grid below for a gallery of sightings since January 1 (most recent first) from eBird and the Macaulay Library from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.