Has another historic snowy owl invasion already begun in the northeast and upper midwest of the United States?


Pennsylvania and other northern states of America could be in the path of another big influx of snowy owls from the tundra of the Arctic again this winter.

Indications are building that many of the large owls, referred to by the code SNOW by licensed bird-banders, according to Project SNOWstorm, a snowy owl-tracking […]

Peregrine takes on Snowy Owl : View the video

View this remarkable footage of two Peregrine Falcons harrying a Snowy Owl on a beach in New Jersey. Filmed and narrated by Tom Johnson. Isn’t it fantastic to see these remarkable raptors in a natural habitat without being shot, poisoned or trapped?  

Project Snowstorm – Snowy Owl irruption and subsequent migration south.

Project SNOWstorm* is a collaborative research effort by Project Owlnet, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and many independent researchers, agency and organizational partners. We are working together to learn more about the historic snowy owl irruption of 2013-14. […]

Greatest North American snowy-owl migration in 50 years

For the lowly Arctic lemming, life is cruel. In a flash before death, often the last things a lemming sees are the deadly talons of a majestic snowy owl. A mass sacrifice of this rodent with stubby legs probably gave rise to what scientists are calling the largest snowy-owl irruption in at least half a […]

Unusually large number of Arctic snowy owls seen in northern US.

ALBANY, N.Y. – Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal Arctic range. Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter’s pet, made a noticeable appearance in the northern half of the U.S. […]