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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 — Monday, January 2, 2022

Despite new reports trickling in, including a shocker (of unknown provenance) from Orange County, California, it continues to be a relatively quiet Snowy Owl winter across the US and Canada. Scattered reports trace a typical pattern ranging from coastal New York and New England to Alberta.

A break from wilder winter weather, as well as another weekend of holiday bird counts, should produce more sightings. The Map below shows Snowy Owl sightings since December 1 (eBird account required). Check back here for updates.

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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.