Non-Breeding Birds Distribution Map

NatureMapping Observations throughout the year

Snowy Owl (Nyctea scandiaca)

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.

NM observation maps

NatureMapping observations reported by townships throughout the year.

Species Distribution Information

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
Webpage designed by Dave Lester