A heavily marked immature male, Kewaunee was tagged Feb. 4, 2014, about four miles south of his namesake town in eastern Wisconsin, close to the shore of Lake Michigan, where he spent the winter hunting the open expanses of flat farmland. In early spring he moved north to the icy expanse of Green Bay, and made a long trip north to the Iron Range and back. His last transmission came May 2, 2014, from the north end of Green Bay on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, less than 150 miles south of the last array of cell towers.
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!
Project SNOWstorm extends particular thanks to the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology, which sponsored Kewaunee’s transmitter.