This information has been gathered from the following experts and others mentioned in the text;
- Norman Smith started studying Snowy Owls more than 30 years ago.
- Tom McDonald from Rochester NY has been banding Snowy owls for 25 years.
- Denver Holt studies Snowy Owls on their breeding grounds in Barrows, Alaska.
Scott Weidensaul has been studying owls for many years and is one of the key researchers involved with Project Snowstorm http://www.projectsnowstorm.org/ . Visit this page to access some excellent information. Some text below is directly quoted from Scott.
HBMO’s certified hummingbird bander, Bob Hall-Brooks, has provided a summary of the banding results for the 2013 season.
The first Golden Eagle of the year was banded on November 7, 2013. To view more pictures of this gorgeous bird, be sure to visit our Facebook page.
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What a great turnout for this year’s Festival of Hawks! Thank you to all the visitors, members and volunteers for making this one of our best! We hope you all enjoyed the Festival as much as we did.
Thanks to Jerry Jourdan for leading a digiscoping workshop and for sharing the pictures he took during the festival.
Check back soon for a full image gallery from the Festival.
This year’s Festival of Hawks takes place on the weekends of September 14/15 & September 21/22 at Holiday Beach Conservation Area and runs from 9am to 3pm each day. A variety of activities will take place throughout the festival weekends.
To download the 2013 Hawk Festival Schedule, click here.
The 2013 migration almanacs have been added to the site. The almanacs include notable HBMO migration counts, raptor ID tips, migrant species codes, and other useful HBMO information. Be sure to download both documents:
Adopt a songbird at this year’s Festival of Hawks – September 14 & 15 and September 21 & 22. Experts will be on-site to talk about monitoring of songbirds. As a special bonus, if you adopt a bird, you will get to release it!