Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 20, 2016

Most Snowy Owls Robust Enough Survive Winter

Birdwatch Magazine reports

Snowy Owls capture the popular imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these well known and much loved birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure.

Researchers behind a new study in trapped and tracked Snowy Owls wintering in Canada and found that, while age and sex affect the birds’ condition, most do fairly well and show few signs of starvation; some even put on weight over the season.

Read full story at Most Snowy Owls robust enough to survive winter weather | News | Birdwatch Magazine

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