Henlopen


Henlopen, an immature male, was tagged Feb. 9, 2014, by Steve Huy on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, and released in the same area. In the weeks that followed, he took a path remarkably similar to that taken earlier in the winter by Assateague — around Delaware Bay and up the New Jersey coast (even stopping, like Assateague, at the end of the famed Steel Pier in Atlantic City). He was last detected Feb. 27, 2014, on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Thanks to support from hundreds of people, Project SNOWstorm put GPS transmitters on 22 snowy owls during the winter of 2013-14 to study their ecology and movements while on the wintering grounds. Our work is ongoing, but we remain funded entirely by contributions from individuals and birding groups. Your support will allows us to continue this important research on these beautiful birds. Please donate to this project to make it a success!

Project SNOWstorm is particularly grateful to the Delmarva Ornithological Society, which sponsored Henlopen’s transmitter.

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