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.


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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.



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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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May 27, 2021

Meet Andrea Brown, Our Newest Collaborator

One of the best things about Project SNOWstorm has been the opportunity for us to work with up-and-coming young biologists. We’d like to introduce you all to one of those energetic collaborators: Andrea Brown, a 25-year-old from Montréal, Québec. Andrea…

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April 16, 2021

A Springtime Push is Underway

Even though it’s snowing today here in New Hampshire, in recent weeks spring has been pushing hard into much of the northern United States and southern Canada, and with its arrival many of our tagged owls have been on the…

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March 21, 2021

Tom McDonald Receives Project SNOWstorm’s Lifetime Achievement Award

It is with both deep pleasure and profound respect that we announce the selection of Tom McDonald of Rochester, New York, as the recipient of Project SNOWstorm’s first lifetime achievement award for advancing our understanding of snowy owls. Tom’s name…

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March 18, 2021

Nudging North

In the past two weeks, spring has begun to exert itself in many parts of North American (with apologies to our friends in Colorado and Wyoming who just got walloped by an historic snowstorm). But the longer days, higher sun…










Unattributed images in the sliders and page links are by: Tom Johnson, Alex Lamoreaux, Allen Sklar, Raymond MacDonald and Jim Verhagen.
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