Partners and Supporters

Project SNOWstorm is a collaboration between dozens of scientists and organizations, all rapidly mobilizing to study this historic snowy owl irruption.

SNOWstorm was the brainchild of David F. Brinker of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Scott Weidensaul, research director for the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Millersburg, PA, and Steve Huy of Frederick, Maryland. It is a joint effort through Project Owlnet, a partnership founded in 1994 that now includes more than 120 independent owl migration researchers.

Partners include:

Major donors

  • RJM Foundation
  • Anonymous


Team members include:

  • David F. Brinker, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Scott Weidensaul, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, Millersburg, PA
  • Steve Huy, Project Owlnet, Frederick, MD
  • Michael Lanzone and Andrew McGann, Cellular Tracking Technologies, Somerset, PA
  • Norman Smith, Massachusetts Audubon
  • Jean-François Therrien, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Kempton, PA
  • Drew Weber, BirdsEye Project, Syracuse, NY
  • Dan Brauning and Doug Gross, Pennsylvania Game Commission
  • Cindy Driscoll, DVM, Fish and Wildlife Health Program, MD DNR
  • Glenn Proudfoot, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Gene Jacobs, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • David LaPuma, New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, NJ
  • Tom McDonald, Rochester, NY
  • Frank Nicoletti, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth, MN
  • Tom Johnson, Hummelstown, PA
  • Alexis Dow Campbell, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
  • Don Crockett, West Hartford, CT
  • Mark Shieldcastle, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, OH