Rhythms in Circuits

Snowy Owl

September 17, 2019

Bubo scandiacus




These owls contain black or brown markings on their wings and have bright yellow eyes. They breed in the arctic tundra.

In 2013-2014 there was a huge irruption (sporadic mass movement to an unexpected area) of Snowy Owls, which was originally tracked by eBird. As a result of this irruption, Project SNOWstorm was formed. Project SNOWstorm is dedicated to learning more about Snowy Owls by tracking their location and flight habits.


Image credit: Gellinger

Jordan Polaniec

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