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Snowy Owl.  Photo:  Larry Master
Snowy Owl. Photo: Larry Master

More arctic wanderers heading south

More Snowy Owls have been sighted around the Northeast and Great Lakes states this winter. Kevin McGowan, a biologist at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology, says the recent Snowy Owl irruption is the largest seen in decades, and the large, white owls are expected to stick around through early spring. He spoke with Todd Moe.  Go to full article
Snowy Owl.  Photo:  Larry Master
Snowy Owl. Photo: Larry Master

Snowy owls invade NY, other states in historic numbers

Snowy Owls from the arctic tundra are setting up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal range. Bird-watchers are reporting snowy owl sightings in dozens of locations across northern New York, the Northeast, midwest and even as far south as North Carolina.

The large, snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers. Todd Moe spoke with Lake Placid birder Larry Master.  Go to full article
Snowy Owl  (photo: Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
Snowy Owl (photo: Cornell Lab of Ornithology)

A rare, winter visitor from the Arctic

Snowy owls from the arctic tundra are showing up in northern states this winter. More than two dozen sightings of the large, stoic owls have been reported from Lake Champlain to Lake Ontario since October.

Todd Moe talks with Lake Placid birder Larry Master, an expert on owls, about Snowy Owls and other owl visitors from further north this time of year.  Go to full article
A rehabilitating Barred Owl at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science
A rehabilitating Barred Owl at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Barred Owl struggled through tough winter

This winter's record-breaking snows have taken a toll on our roads and our roofs. But we humans aren't the only ones having a hard time. Barred Owls in New York and Vermont have been struggling to hunt prey under the deep snow pack. So the nocturnal hunters have been getting creative - and showing up in unexpected places. Angela Evancie has more.  Go to full article
photo: Amy Freiman
photo: Amy Freiman

Leaving the Nest: Owlets in the Wild

Monday morning during the 8 O'Clock Hour, Martha Foley told the story of a Great Horned Owl chick--an owlet--found over the weekend on the ground. Martha's story brought a response from Amy Freiman, who lives in Newcomb, and is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. You'll find Amy's photo of three owlets in today's "Photo of the Day" section of our website. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Owls Crossing Border Into U.S. for Food

Owls have been moving from their native habitat in Canada into the U.S. Researchers say the number of owls making the trip is unprecedented. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

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