Join us as we research the annual movements of Snowy Owls

Project SNOWstorm uses innovative science to understand snowy owls, and to engage people in their conservation through outreach and education.


Blog Posts

Why are there so many Snowy Owls here? Get the answers to this and more.


Interactive Maps

Check out the interactive maps for last winter's owls and explore their movements.



Our research is possible thanks to your tax-deductible donations. Join us!

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December 5, 2021

Badger’s Last Flight

Last summer, I got a short, enigmatic — but very exciting — email. ” I found a white box that says to contact you if found. The number on it is 57726.” In July, Jeremy Estes and a buddy were…


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December 3, 2021

Snowy Owl Science, Communicated

There’s a saying that science isn’t science until it’s communicated. We have always tried to share our findings in an easily accessible way with the general public, since that’s where 100 percent of Project SNOWstorm’s funding comes from. But it’s…


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November 29, 2021

We Fly Because of You

We realize that with Giving Tuesday upon us, you have many demands for your attention and your generosity. At Project SNOWstorm, we stretch every penny to the breaking point, performing ground-breaking science to understand and conserve snowy owls, funded entirely…

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November 28, 2021

Two More Returnees!

Snowy owls have been making headlines this past week, as more and more have been appearing in the upper Midwest, around the Great Lakes, throughout the St. Lawrence River valley and down the Northeast coast to Long Island. One showed…


Fond du Lac

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November 24, 2021

Snowies in Spain

A tip of the hat to our International Snowy Owl Working Group colleague Roar Solheim in Norway for this story about Spain’s first (and second, and third) snowy owls ever recorded. Interestingly, during the mega-irruption in 2013-14 there were similar reports…

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November 22, 2021

A New Season, and Old Friends Return

Welcome back, everyone, to the start of Project SNOWstorm’s eighth season of snowy owl tracking and research — and the timing is perfect, because in the past few days we’ve heard from three of our returning snowies, back south after…





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