Fond du Lac

Fond du Lac, a fourth-year female, was trapped and tagged by Gene Jacobs on Feb. 23, 2020, along with two other snowies, near Waupun, WI. She was nicknamed in honor of Fond du Lac Audubon Society, an anonymous donor to which had underwritten the cost of the transmitter. She wintered near her capture area, and migrated north in early April … Read More


Columbia is an adult female captured in January 2020 near Madison Audubon’s Goose Pond Sanctuary in Arlington, WI, with support from Madison Audubon. She migrated north in April, spending the summer of 2020 on Prince of Wales Island in the central Canadian Arctic before migrating south. She first checked in Nov. 12, 2020, in Manitoba, and then moved to southeastern … Read More


This adult female joined Project SNOWstorm near Plainfield, Wisconsin on January, 27, 2019. Latest Updates


Coddington is an adult male tagged Jan. 3, 2019,  in the Buena Vista grasslands of central Wisconsin by Gene Jacobs. His transmitter, originally deployed on Arlington in 2018, was recovered and refurbished after Arlington was killed by a vehicle in April 2018 in Minnesota. It was generously underwritten by the Madison Audubon Society, and continues to pay research dividends. Coddington … Read More


This juvenile female was trapped Feb. 21, 2018, at Green Bay-Austin Straubel International Airport by Frank Ujazdowski, tagged by Gene Jacobs of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and relocated for her safety to the Buena Vista grasslands of central Wisconsin. Her transmitter was underwritten by an anonymous donation to Fond du Lac Audubon Society. Latest Updates


This juvenile male was tagged Jan. 16, 2018, by Gene Jacobs of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on the Buena Vista Wildlife Area in central Wisconsin, where he is hunting agricultural fields and preserved prairie. Bancroft’s transmitter was underwritten by a grant from the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology. Latest Updates


A juvenile male, this bird was trapped at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in Wisconsin by volunteer falconer Frank Ujazdowski, tagged by Gene Jacobs from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and relocated to the Buena Vista Wildlife Area in central Wisconsin. His transmitter was underwritten by a grant from the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin. Latest Updates


Badger, a very dark immature female, was trapped just northeast of Freedom WI, at 5:10 PM during the very last light of 30 December 2017. This culminated three long days of concentrated work by a crew of raptor banders working cooperatively to place Project SNOWStorm transmitters on owls in Northeast Wisconsin. The field work spanned the area from Lower Green … Read More


Arlington, a juvenile male, was caught Jan. 4, 2018 just south of the village of Arlington, WI. Arlington was caught on the former Arlington Prairie at the Arlington Agricultural Research Station that is adjacent to Madison Audubon Society’s Goose Pond Sanctuary. Madison Audubon Society members provided funds for the transmitter. Map coming soon. Latest Updates


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