Assateague


Thanks to support from hundreds of people, we have been able to put GPS transmitters on several Snowy Owls and make these maps. We have reached our initial funding goal, but additional funding allows us to do more important research on these beautiful birds. Please donate to this project to make it a success!

Assateague, an immature male, was banded Dec. 17 on Assateague Island National Seashore on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and was the first Snowy Owl fitted with a transmitter. He has been a wanderer, moving more than 150 miles in a few weeks. One of the most surprising findings from Assateague’s movements are the nocturnal hunting flights he makes over open water in Delaware and Barnegat bays.

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