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!
This young male was banded Dec. 23 in Wisconsin on the Buena Vista grasslands, where (in contrast to Assateague) he remained within a roughly one-square-mile area before moving to an area with poor cell reception. His location was just a few miles north of the home of Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom, pioneering biologists who in the 1960s organized the first major research project into snowy owl irruptions.
The transmitter on Buena Vista was sponsored by Wisconsin Society for Ornithology.