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 twice in the Ungava Peninsula and overwintered in 2020-21 on the south edge of Hudson Bay, she came back south into cell range in western Québec in November 2021. In March 2022, she was found with an unrepairable wing injury on Simcoe Island, ON, and had to be euthanized. Amherst’s transmitter, a GSM/Argos hybrid, was paid for by generous donations to Project SNOWstorm.
We are raising $20,000 this year for Snowy Owl research.
We're continuing our work this winter, learning more about these majestic Arctic predators, but we can't do it without your help. Your donation to Project SNOWstorm is tax-deductible through our institutional home, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art in Pennsylvania, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
- The Pull of the North Posted on: April 10, 2022
- Some TLC for Amherst Posted on: March 23, 2022
- Here, or There? Posted on: February 6, 2022
- Late Yul-tide Greetings Posted on: January 11, 2022
- Columbia and Fond du Lac: An Update Posted on: December 28, 2021