Back on the prowl

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After his enforced hiatus during the snowstorm, Assateague was back on the prowl last night, cruising much of lower Barnegat Bay. He flew across Barnegat Inlet to Island Beach, then made a number of extensive overwater flights to the north, sometimes stopping (as has been his habit) on channel markers a mile or two offshore. How much of that was … Read More

What does a snowy do in the snow?

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The Northeast got smacked last night with a nasty snowstorm that reached blizzard levels in some areas. On the New Jersey coast, where Assateague has been hanging out, it wasn’t quite that bad, but snowfall totals reached 10 inches, with high winds and coastal flooding warnings. You’d think a snowy owl would love this weather, but it’s apparent from Assateague’s … Read More

The SNOWstorm begins

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Thanks for visiting the Project SNOWstorm blog – we’ll be updating it regularly with news about snowy owls and the research we’re conducting this winter. This enormous project – which has dozens of partners and team members stretching from Minnesota to New England – came together in a matter of a few weeks starting in early December when the magnitude … Read More

Project SNOWstorm launches on Indiegogo

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We are excited that we now have our crowdfunding campaign all set up. Already many people have contributed since we launched in the morning of Jan 2 and we have raised enough to buy another transmitter. We are proud to have many sponsors that offered ‘perks’ to contributors who donate through Indiegogo including Bird Watcher’s Digest, the American Birding Association, … Read More

An update on Assateague and Buena Vista

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The first owl fitted with these new transmitters, nicknamed “Assateague,” was tagged Dec. 17 on Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland. Since then, he has wandered more than 150 miles, up the Delmarva Peninsula, around Delaware Bay, across southern New Jersey and up the coast. At one point, he took in the nocturnal sights from the end of Atlantic City’s … Read More