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 2020. She nested that summer in the eastern Ungava Peninsula of Québec, then migrated north to spend the winter of 2020-21 in the northern Ungava and on sea ice south of Baffin Island. In the summer of 2021 she nested on Baffin Island, migrating south to southern James Bay in November 2021, where she checked in and uploaded the previous 18 months’ data.
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.