As cold as it might get in Vermont, it's warm here to the snowy owl. They spend their summers in the Arctic Tundra. These are large owls, with a wingspan of five feet and striking yellow eyes. Kent McFarland and Sara Zahendra, of the Vermont Center For Ecostudies, went in search of a snowy owl at the Dead Creek Wildlife Management Area in Addison. We learn why it's a good year for spotting them in Vermont and what to do if you see one.
Find more info, video and photos at the links below:
- Snowy owl photos shared with Vermont eBird by birdwatchers
- Bryan Pfieffer's "Snowy Owls Scoop"
- Project SNOWstorm
- Live Vermont eBird map of February snowy owl sightings in Vermont and beyond
- Add your sightings to Vermont eBird
Outdoor Radio is produced in collaboration with the Vermont Center For Ecostudies with support from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation.