Hungerford, an immature female, was banded on Feb. 17, 2014, on Assateague Island, Maryland, by Steve Huy. She is named for the Hungerford House, a National Park Service cabin on the Maryland end of the island. She later flew north through Delaware to Lancaster County, PA, not far from where Amishtown was wintering, then looped back to the southeast, crossing Delaware Bay to to the coast of southern New Jersey. Her last transmission was March 29, 2014, between Stone Harbor and Avalon, NJ.
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!
The transmitter for Hungerford was funded through a generous donation from the Delmarva Ornithological Society.
- Weekly Update Posted on: February 18, 2018