Merrimack was a third-year female trapped at Logan Airport on March 8, 2016 and released at Salisbury State Reservation at the mouth of the Merrimack River in northern Massachusetts. She remained there for several weeks before making a foray north to Sebago Lake, Maine, then back to the coast, and left for the north April 1, 2016. Merrimack’s transmitter was … Read More


Hardscrabble was an after-third-year male (meaning he was at least four years old) that was tagged Feb. 22, 2016, by Tom McDonald near Hardscrabble Road in Cape Vincent, New York. This almost completely white, unmarked male weighed a robust 1,731 grams and had significant body fat. He moved north through southern and western Quebec, and last checked in April 28, 2016, along the east shore … Read More


Casco, our second Pine Tree State snowy, was trapped at Portland Jetport by Project SNOWstorm partners at the Biodiversity Research Institute and USDA’s Maine Wildlife Services. Casco was released in a huge complex of blueberry barrens in Washington County, about 150 miles (242 km) northeast of the airport. She looped across Maine, New Brunswick and south to Massachusetts, then started … Read More


Dakota, an adult female, was originally banded in Michigan on Jan. 16, 2014. She was retrapped on Jan. 31, 2016, by Matt Solensky and Dave Brinker near Jamestown, North Dakota, and fitted with a transmitter — our first North Dakota owl. She wintered close to her trapping point, using large marshes and wetlands, then headed northwest through Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and was … Read More


Tibbetts, an adult male, was tagged Jan. 21, 2016, by Tom McDonald near Cape Vincent, New York, where the St. Lawrence River leaves Lake Ontario — the same area where Tom tagged Chaumont, Flanders and Hardscrabble. Tibbetts shifted northwest to Amherst Island on the Canadian side of the border and moved around northeast Lake Ontario much of the winter. His last transmission … Read More


This adult male was originally banded at Logan Airport in Boston by Norman Smith on March 2, 2014. He was recaptured at Logan on Jan. 17, 2016, and relocated to Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, MA. He spent the winter along the New England coast, and his last location during his spring migration was on the north shore of the Gulf of St. Lawrence on … Read More


This adult female was caught at Brunswick Executive Airport in Brunswick, Maine, by a crew consisting of Scott Weidensaul of Project SNOWstorm and staff from the Biodiversity Research Institute and APHIS Wildlife Services. She was relocated to the Rachel Carson NWR on Jan. 13, 2016. She remained there much of the winter, then shifted south to the Isle of Shoals … Read More