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Map shows how extensive Snowy Owl visits were

Posted by: Jim Williams under Bird biology, Bird migration, Bird sightings Updated: May 12, 2014 - 10:00 PM

As a summary to the extraordinary Snowy Owl winter we enjoyed, here's an eBird © map of owl location and movement between January and March. The map was created by the crew at ProjectSNOWstorm, the owl-tracking effort that included the Minnesota owl known as Ramsey.

The map includes so many data points that the mapping software converted all individual points to colored blocks, the more intense the color, the more sightings in that area. Minneapolis is at the extreme left edge of the map.

There were a lot of owls.

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