Delaware was originally banded as an immature female in Delaware Seashore State Park near the Indian River Inlet on New Year’s Eve 2013. She remained there for several days before leaving. She was then found at a Baltimore, MD are airport on March 18 with an injured wing. Her injury was surgically repaired by the veterinary staff at The Maryland … Read More


This immature female was trapped at Martin State Airport near Baltimore, MD and relocated March 16, 2014, to the Monocacy River watershed by Dave Brinker and Steve Huy. This is was Project SNOWstorm’s 22nd, and final, owl to receive a transmitter during the 2013-14 season. Monocacy immediately returned to inner-city Baltimore. Unlike our other owls, whose transmitters were programmed to collect a 3D … Read More


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 … Read More


Oswegatchie, an immature male named for a local creek, was tagged on March 8, 2014, in Odgensburg, New York, along the St. Lawrence River, by Tom McDonald. He spent the remainder of the winter in a small area centered on the local high school and its athletic fields. In early April he began moving north and then west, circling through … Read More


Plum, an immature female snowy owl, was trapped at Logan International Airport in Boston by Norman Smith and relocated to Plum Island National Wildlife Refuge on March 4, 2014. She eventually moved up the Merrimack River valley to Haverill and Lowell, then back to the coast between Salem and Marblehead, MA. She drowned March 30, 2014, in the wake of … Read More


This immature male was originally banded by Scott Weidensaul on Jan. 31, 2014, near State College, PA, where the owl was frequenting the airport. Moved by USDA Wildlife Services to Perry County, PA, Wiconisco moved 15 miles farther east on his own and was recaptured and tagged by Weidensaul March 11. He was named for Wiconisco Creek, which flows through … Read More


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. … Read More


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 … Read More


Henlopen, an immature male, was tagged Feb. 9, 2014, by Steve Huy on the beach at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware, and released in the same area. In the weeks that followed, he took a path remarkably similar to that taken earlier in the winter by Assateague — around Delaware Bay and up the New Jersey coast (even stopping, like Assateague, … Read More


Amishtown was an immature male snowy owl, captured Feb. 12, 2014, at Philadelphia International Airport and relocated 50 miles west it Lancaster County, PA. He spent the winter roaming a large large area of Lancaster County’s heavily Amish farmland, which with its lack of cover is ideal for snowy owls. In late March he began moving rapidly north across Pennsylvania … Read More