The Washington Gap Analysis Project created breeding bird maps only. The non-breeding birds (e.g., wintering, pelagic (coastal), and birds expanding their ranges) are represented only by NatureMapping sightings.
NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.
This is a large white owl of the open tundra which nests on the ground. In years when its food source, mostly lemmings, plummets, the Snowy Owl goes south.Text edited by Gussie Litwer