Snowy owls soar south from Arctic in rare mass migration

publicerad 30 januari 2012
- av NewsVoice

ird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of snowy owls from the Arctic winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher called “unbelievable.”

“This is the most significant wildlife event in decades, ” added Holt, who has studied snowy owls in their Arctic tundra ecosystem for two decades.

This winter’s snowy owl outbreak, with multiple sightings as far south as Oklahoma, remains largely a mystery of nature.

“There’s a lot of speculation. As far as hard evidence, we really don’t know,” Holt said.

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