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


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


A heavily marked immature male, Kewaunee was tagged Feb. 4, 2014, about four miles south of his namesake town in eastern Wisconsin, close to the shore of Lake Michigan, where he spent the winter hunting the open expanses of flat farmland. In early spring he moved north to the icy expanse of Green Bay, and made a long trip north to … Read More


Freedom was an immature female, tagged Jan. 25, 2014 near Appleton, WI, and named for a nearby town where she was hunting after her release. She was somewhat larger than an average female snowy owl, weighing 2,046 g (4.5 lbs.). She remained all winter in a roughly 2 mile square (3.2 km square) area, and was last detected March 9, … Read More

Buena Vista

This young male was banded Dec. 23, 2013, on the Buena Vista grasslands in central Wisconsin, and was the second owl to be tagged with a GPS/GSM transmitter by Project SNOWstorm. Buena Vista, last detected March 31, 2014, while still on his winter territory, checked in again on November 1, 2015, from Manitoba. Due to poor cellular coverage only a small … Read More