Ramsey, an immature male, was tagged in his namesake town, northwest of the Twin Cities in Minnesota, on Jan. 26, 2014, by Frank Nicoletti and David Alexander. In the months that followed he remained within a fairly limited area of Ramsey, in an area with a mix of parkland, highways, commercial and residential development. In late winter he moved to the southwest, then north through the corners of South and North Dakota, across southwestern Manitoba and into eastern Saskatchewan. His last transmission was near Quill Lakes, Saskatchewan, on April 26.
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!