Womelsdorf, an immature male, was tagged March 3, 2014, in Berks County, PA, by Scott Weidensaul. By the end of March, be migrated north across western New York, and spent several weeks on the fast-shrinking ice of central and eastern Lake Erie. His last transmission came April 17, 2014, as he was migrating north across southeastern Ontario northwest of Guelph.
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 the Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Program, which sponsored Womelsdorf’s transmitter.