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Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge Snow Owl Presentation
November 11 @ 2:00 pm
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge will host speaker Tom McDonald who will enlighten us about “The Life and Times of Snowy Owls” during his presentation on Saturday, November 11, 2017, 2:00 PM, at the Refuge Visitor Center (3395 U.S. Route 20 East, Seneca Falls, NY). There is no fee for this program.
During the presentation, we will cover and chronical an entire year in the life of a snowy owl from hatching, migration, and the bird’s return to the Arctic Circle. We will also explore how and where snowys move in New York State, as well as take an intimate look into their daily wintertime routines. Lastly, we will discuss environmental changes that are affecting their life cycle and the future of the tundra.
Tom McDonald has been trapping, banding and studying snowy owls in New York State for 28 years. His work has been focused on migration ecology and behavioral studies of snowy owls under his own Project SnowyWatch.
He has worked with over 500 snowy owls and has outfitted over a dozen owls with state of the art radio transmitters. He has been an active and contributing member of the International Snowy Owl Working Group since 2009 and is the New York State regional coordinator for Project SnowStorm. He is presently working on a book titled, “Snowy Owls of New York.”