Roc — shorthand for Rochester, NY, where this adult female was trapped Feb. 10, 2022, at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport — is at least six years old based on flight feather molt. She was captured by a team led by Tom McDonald and Melissa Mance-Coniglio, fitted with a GPS/GSM transmitter and relocated to near Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes region of central New York. Within two weeks she had returned to the airport, and was later struck and killed by a vehicle along a neighboring highway. Roc’s transmitter was paid for by generous donations from the public 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.