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2014-01-24 23:02:38

In the midst of an unprecedented irruption of Snowy Owls in North America, bird watchers and everyday observers alike will appreciate Bryan Shane and Patricia Lafferty’s stunning collection of images and insight into these birds offered in their book, ‘A Picture Book of Snowy Owls.’ Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 As North America is experiencing an irruption of Snowy Owls—the likes of which have not been seen in decades—the wildlife photography of Bryan Shane and poetic...

2012-12-19 05:02:42

Snowy-white Trumpeter Swans, Snowy Owls and Snow Buntings are among the feathered friends seeking winter homes and restored habitat on a 28-mile-long spit of sand, making winter bird watching on the Long Beach Peninsula a must. Reports confirm return of the Snowy Owls and Trumpeter Swans to this visitor friendly destination in the southwestern-most corner of Washington State. LONG BEACH PENINSULA, Wash. (PRWEB) December 18, 2012 Reports are coming in of the much-anticipated return of Snowy...

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2012-01-29 08:20:56

Thousands of snowy owls have made the journey from the Arctic into the contiguous 48 U.S. states this winter, with sightings having been reported in Idaho, Montana, Missouri, Massachusetts, North Dakota, and New York. Denver Holt, head of the Owl Research Institute in Montana, told Laura Zuckerman of Reuters that the mass migration into the south is "unbelievable" and "the most significant wildlife event in decades." "A certain number of the iconic owls fly south from their Arctic...

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2009-01-28 13:40:00

An increase in snowy owl populations in the South suggests that the arctic species did so well in its northern breeding grounds last year that competition is driving the young ones to warmer climates, biologists told the Associated Press on Wednesday. Upstate New York and other northern states are considered the usual areas most snowy owls end up every winter. But researchers say this year several have been spotted farther south, in states where they're rarely seen. The first snowy owl...

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2008-12-10 16:33:47

Wildlife satellite studies could lead to a radical re-thinking about how the snowy owl fits into the Northern ecosystem. "Six of the adult females that we followed in a satellite study spent most of last winter far out on the Arctic sea ice," said Universit© Laval doctoral student Jean-Francois Therrien, who is working with Professor Gilles Gauthier as part of an International Polar Year (IPY) research project to better understand key indicator species of Canadian northern ecosystems....

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2008-11-06 12:00:00

Among the growing numbers of species to be hit by global climate change, it appears that lemming populations are declining due to wetter winters in southern Norway, researchers said. Scientists found that numbers of the animals no longer vary over a regular cycle, as they did until a decade ago. Writing in the journal Nature, researcher Nils Stenseth of Oslo University and colleagues from Norway and France found that a reduction of lemmings was causing predators such as the Arctic fox to eat...

2008-06-18 18:00:19

By DAN SVINGEN Unusual. Odd. Bizarre. All words, all adjectives and all descriptive of the spring that is quickly ebbing away. Now please, do not misunderstand. My choice of modifiers is by no means a criticism of our current season. After all, those same adjectives, along with the phrase "devilishly handsome," are oft employed by others to describe me. Like many happenings in the natural world, this spring's unusual birding was no doubt strongly influenced by weather patterns. Weather...

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2005-03-11 12:01:25

ESA -- In the forests of the Haute-Savoy region of the French Alps, a Swiss biologist forces his way through the snow-covered branches and bushes. A cameraman and a EuroNews reporter do their best to follow silently. Adrian Aebischer works at the University of Berne and is on one of his frequent field trips to check on a particular bird he is studying. Today he is trying to find Linos, an Eagle owl. Like many others, this nocturnal bird of prey can easily travel far from its place of...


Latest Snowy Owl Reference Libraries

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2006-08-17 16:33:10

The Great Grey Owl or Lapland Owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl. They breed in North America from Lake Superior to the Pacific coast and Alaska, and from Scandinavia across northern Asia. They are permanent residents, but may move south and southeast when food is scarce. A small population, estimated at less than 100 birds, occurs in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. Their breeding habitat is dense coniferous forest near open areas, such as meadows or bogs. The Great Grey...

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2006-08-17 16:12:56

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. It is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl or the Great White Owl. They are normally found in the northern circumpolar regions above latitude 60 degrees north, although due to population fluctuations in its prey species, they have been known to relocate and breed at more southerly latitudes. They have been reported as far south as the American Gulf states, southern Russia, northern China and even the...

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2006-08-17 16:09:29

Verreaux's Eagle Owl (Bubo lacteus) is a member of the owl order Strigidae. They are found in Sub-Saharan Africa typically along forest streams and rivers seldom above 6500 feet. They are nocturnal and roost in tall trees. They are one of the largest owls in the world. Their length is 26 to 28 inches. The wingspan is up to 6 and a half feet and they average about nine pounds. They have a whitish oval disc face with a black border, pink eyelids, orange eyes and two feather tufts on their...

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2006-08-17 16:00:42

The Eurasian Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo) is a species of horned owl resident to much of Europe and Asia. It is largely nocturnal and is found in mountains and forests with cliffs and rocky areas. It usually nests on cliff ledges. The Eagle Owl is the largest species of owl with a wingspan up to 79 inches and weighing as much as 9 pounds, in comparison the Barn Owl weighs about 17.5 ounces. Their size, ear tufts and orange eyes makes the Eagle Owl a very unique species. The sexes are...

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