Delaware was originally banded as an immature female in Delaware Seashore State Park near the Indian River Inlet on New Year’s Eve 2013. She remained there for several days before leaving.
She was then found at a Baltimore, MD are airport on March 18 with an injured wing. Her injury was surgically repaired by the veterinary staff at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, however, she was not ready for release until the Maryland summer had become too hot and humid. She remained at the zoo through the summer until she was released at Assateague Island State Park on December 11, 2014 after nearly nine months in captivity.
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!