Oswego was our first tagged owl of 2017, caught by Tom McDonald on Jan. 19 at Oswego Harbor in upstate New York, along the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario. This juvenile female weighed in at a very healthy 2,121 grams (4.7 pounds) when she was banded on January 19th and spent the winter and early spring around eastern Lake Ontario. She subsequently died from a collision with electrical transmission lines near the Montreal, QC, Airport at the end of May 2017.
Oswego’s transmitter was funded by contributions from the public. Please consider your own financial support via Indiegogo or a direct donation via the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, our institutional home.