Marshfield, an immature female, was tagged on March 6, 2014, in Wood County, Wisconsin by Gene Jacobs. In late winter she moved northwest to Eau Claire, then north of Minneapolis, MN, along the St. Croix River. Her last transmission came April 8, 2014, at Mille Lacs Lake, just south of the northern extent of reliable cell coverage in northern Minnesota and southern Canada.
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 is particularly grateful to an anonymous Wisconsin donor, who sponsored Marshfield’s transmitter in memory of the late Noel Cutright. Noel worked tirelessly on and for conservation projects in the state of Wisconsin. His spirit is embodied in the DNA of Project SNOWstorm.