The Snowy Owl Scoop
Breaking news on the migration of Snowy Owls across North America
Summary Report – Saturday, January 19
The Snowy incursion continues, with regular sightings across New England, New York, Quebec, Ontario, the upper Midwest and central Canadian provinces. This distribution has remained largely unchanged since Snowy Owls began showing up in early October, with no recent confirmed sightings south of Maryland and northern Illinois, and very few owls in the Pacific Northwest.
Find your owls on The Map link below (note the sighting date when you click any map marker). The Sightings link features a list of Snowy Owl reports during the past seven days in the lower 48, plus “unconfirmed” reports that aren’t yet showing up on the map.
This winter’s first major snowstorm is about to hit the core range of this winter’s Snowy Owl incursion. More than anything, it may make owls harder to locate once the storm passes. Watch this spot for updates.
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A live map of Snowy Owl sightings reported to eBird since January 1, 2019. 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.
Owls and Us
Our enjoyment of wildlife calls for responsibility and respect. Here's advice on Snowy Owl etiquette from the good folks at Project SNOWStorm.
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.