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Snowy owl

June 9, 2009

The snowy owl is a rare to uncommon, irregular winter visitor in the northeastern United States, decreasing southward in abundance except during incursion years, when it is more common and widely distributed. Although snowy owls are recorded in northern New England every winter, major incursions occur at approximately three to four year intervals. Limiting factors include food, habitat and human interference. Research is needed on the population ecology of this species and, perhaps more important, management goals must be directed towards public education emphasizing the value of snowy owls.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1989
Title Snowy owl
Authors D.G. Smith, D. H. Ellis
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Number 13
Index ID 5210485
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center