Project SNOWstorm* is a collaborative research effort by Project Owlnet, the Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art and many independent researchers, agency and organizational partners. We are working together to learn more about the historic snowy owl irruption of 2013-14.
*SNOW is the four-letter code that bird banders and birders use for the Snowy Owl.
Snowy owls are one of the most beautiful and mysterious birds on Earth — and the winter of 2013-14 has seen the biggest invasion in decades of these Arctic-breeding raptors into the Northeast and Great Lakes regions. Help our collaborative group of scientists, bird-banders and wildlife health professionals to quickly mobilize an unprecedented research program during this once-in-a-lifetime event through telemetry, banding, toxicology screening, DNA analysis and much more. By supporting us you will be participating in some of the most cutting edge research on wildlife to date!