Amherst

Amherst was an adult female tagged Feb. 15, 2020, on Amherst Island, ON, in Lake Ontario by the Simcoe County Banding Group and Rebecca McCabe. She spent the remainder of the winter on the island and migrated north in April, and was last heard from May 5, 2020, along the eastern shore of James Bay. Nineteen months later, having nested … Read More

Simcoe

Simcoe is an after-third-year female tagged Feb. 17, 2020, on Amherst Island, ON, in Lake Ontario by the Simcoe County Banding Group (for which she was named) and Rebecca McCabe. She spent the remainder of the winter on the island and migrated north in March 2020, nesting in the Ungava Peninsula, then returning to Amherst Island for the winter of … Read More

Stella

This female was captured by a four-person SNOWstorm team Jan. 15, 2018, on the south shore of Amherst Island, Ontario, at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario. She was part of an ongoing study to determine the extent to which 27 large wind turbines, being installed on Amherst, impact the movements of wintering snowy owls there. At the time she … Read More

Emerald

This juvenile female was captured by a four-person SNOWstorm team Jan. 15, 2018, on Amherst Island, Ontario, at the northeastern end of Lake Ontario. She is part of an ongoing study to determine the extent to which 27 large wind turbines, being installed on Amherst, impact the movements of wintering snowy owls there. Her transmitter was underwritten with generous donations … Read More