The Snowy Owl Scoop
Breaking news on the migration of Snowy Owls across North America
Summary Report — Monday, April 12
Although reports are dwindling, Snowy Owls remain distributed at scattered sites in a zone mostly from New Jersey northward into New Brunswick and Quebec, and across the Midwest and Canada into Alberta. Outliers have turned out as far south as North Carolina, Tennessee and Kansas. We’ll continue to see a few owls into May, but the Snowy Owl Scoop will now wind down for the season. The eBird map link below now includes owl sightings only since April 1. By the way, you can stay up to date on other cool stuff like this by subscribing to my blog »
A live map of confirmed Snowy Owl sightings reported to eBird since April 1. (You'll need to join eBird to see the map.) Zoom to see individual records.
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.