This young male was banded Dec. 23, 2013, on the Buena Vista grasslands in central Wisconsin, and was the second owl to be tagged with a GPS/GSM transmitter by Project SNOWstorm. Buena Vista, last detected March 31, 2014, while still on his winter territory, checked in again on November 1, 2015, from Manitoba. Due to poor cellular coverage only a small sample of points from his transmitter were received giving a look at his first summer, but we were delighted to see that he spent at least part of it in Nunavut.
Project SNOWstorm extends its thanks to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology for generously sponsoring Buena Vista’s transmitter. Please consider a tax-deductible donation through our Indiegogo campaign or directly to the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, our institutional home.