Red pins are females, blue pins are males.

2017-18 Owls

Hilton – 2018

This juvenile female was tagged Nov. 24, 2017, by Tom McDonald at Braddock Bay, just west of Rochester, NY. Her transmitter was underwritten by generous donations by the public to Project SNOWstorm.

Sterling – 2018

An juvenile female, Sterling was caught Nov. 26, 2017, by Tom McDonald and Melissa Mance Coniglio at Fair Haven Beach on Little Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario, just north of the town of Sterling, NY. Her transmitter was underwritten by generous donations by the public to Project SNOWstorm.

Island Beach – 2018

An immature male, this snowy owl was the first Project SNOWstorm bird tagged in New Jersey, and was named for Island Beach State Park, where he was captured Nov. 29, 2017, by Mike Lanzone of Cellular Tracking Technologies. Island Beach’s transmitter was underwritten by a gift from New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory.

Lenape – 2018

This immature male was tagged at Island Beach State Park in New Jersey on Nov. 29, 2017 by Mike Lanzone, the second owl tagged there that day. Lenape’s transmitter was underwritten by generous donations by the public to Project SNOWstorm.

Higbee  – 2018

Higbee, a juvenile male, was banded Dec. 5, 2017, by Mike Lanzone from CTT and David LaPuma from New Jersey Audubon at the South Cape May Meadows, a Nature Conservancy reserve in Cape May, NJ. He’s named for nearby Higbee Beach, one of the most famous birding spots in the East. The Nature Conservancy generously sponsored Higbee’s transmitter.

Returning Owls

Chickatawbut – 2017

Chickatawbut is an adult female tagged March 8, 2017, by Norman Smith at Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts. She was relocated to beach habitat near Salisbury, MA, and spent the remainder of the winter on the MA/NH coast. She was last detected May 5 in southern Quebec. (Photo ©Project SNOWstorm)

Wells – 2017

Wells is our third Maine owl, captured at Portland Jetport by USDA APHIS, tagged by our colleagues at the Biodiversity Research Institute and released Jan. 25, 2017 at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge near Wells, ME. She is an adult female and weighed just over 2,000g. She was last detected April 21, 2017, heading north through southern Quebec. (Photo ©BRI)