Hochelaga is named for the original Iroquoian village at what is now Montréal. He was trapped by biologist Julie Lecours of Falcon Environmental on March 2 at the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, was already banded, and records showed Falcon had originally trapped him at the airport on March 4, 2016, by which time he was already mature and almost completely white. He migrated north and spent the summer of 2021 on Southampton Island in the Canadian Arctic, and remained far north until mid-December, 2021, when he flew rapdily south back to Montréal.
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.