This adult female was originally banded by Norman Smith at Logan Airport in the winter of 2014-15, then recaptured at Logan the following winter by Smith and Jeff Turner, tagged and released on Cape Cod Dec. 30, 2015. Having spent much of the winter at smaller airports in Rhode Island, she moved back to Logan in mid-March 2016, and was killed … Read More


On Dec. 8, 2015, SNOWstorm collaborator (and longtime snowy owl researcher) Tom McDonald of Rochester, NY, caught this adult female on Point Peninsula at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, just a few miles from the New York-Canadian border. Flanders was the first owl of the season and also the first to carry one of Cellular Tracking Technologies’ new 3G transmitters, which (along … Read More


Reedsville is an adult female snowy owl banded in Wisconsin by Gene Jacobs, southeast of Reedsville, in Manitowoc County near Collins Marsh (That’s about 25 miles [45 km] south of where Gene tagged Kewaunee last winter.) Reedsville’s transmitter was underwritten by many generous donations to Project SNOWstorm. Please donate to this project to make it a success! Latest Updates

Whitefish Point

This adult female was trapped by SNOWstorm cooperators Nova Mackentley and Chris Neri on March 5, 2015. She is the fourth snowy owl marked with a transmitter in Michigan. Her unit is sponsored by an anonymous donor. Of particular interest is the fact that she occupies the territory immediately to the west of Chippewa, another adult female tagged earlier in … Read More


This adult female was trapped by Tom McDonald in the small community or Orleans which is near La Fargeville, NY, on Feb. 22, 2015. Orleans’ transmitter was funded by contributions from the public. Please donate to this project to make it a success! Latest Updates


This adult male was trapped by Tom McDonald on Feb. 21, 2015. He is named for the town of Geneseo, close to where he was trapped, which is just to the west of New York’s Finger Lakes. Geneseo’s transmitter was funded by contributions from the public. Please donate to this project to make it a success! Latest Updates


This third-year female was captured at Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) by USDA Wildlife Services and relocated to northwestern Ohio. She was tagged by Mark Shieldcastle from Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and released Feb. 15, 2015, in farmland north of Oak Harbor, OH. Buckeye is part of Project SNOWstorm’s and Wildlife Services’s efforts to learn more about the most effective methods and distances to safely relocate … Read More

Goose Pond

Goose Pond, an adult male, was trapped at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee and released 104 miles (167 km) south to the Goose Pond Sanctuary near Arlington, WI, on February 13, 2015.  The relocation is part of ongoing efforts to remove snowy owls from airports, where they are a strike risk to planes (and themselves), and research by Project SNOWstorm and … Read More

Prairie Ronde

Prairie Ronde, an after-third-year female, was trapped by USDA Wildlife Services at the MBS International Airport in Saginaw, MI, as part of their ongoing operations to remove snowy owls from these dangerous environments. She was banded, tagged and relocated Feb. 11, 2015, to relict prairie and farmland in Prairie Ronde Township near Schoolcraft, MI.  Her transmitter was paid for by donations to Project … Read More


This third year female was trapped near Pickford, on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, on Feb. 8, 2015, and fitted with a transmitter sponsored by Michigan Bird Conservation, a collaboration of the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo, the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory/Kalamazoo Nature Center, Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society and Michigan Audubon Society. She is one a large concentration of snowy owls on … Read More