Who knew? Snowy owl explosion possible in N.J. this year

The Garden State could see an explosion of Arctic-dwelling snowy owls this year as a result of a strong breeding season and an abundance of prey, researcher say.

After receiving reports of a snowy owl sighting at Island Beach State Park, researchers with Project SNOWstorm, including New Jersey Audubon Society staff, were stationed at the park early Wednesday with the aim of capturing and banding one of these owls, New Jersey Audubon Society said in a news release.

“By 7:55 a.m., one was trapped in a net, quickly banded, fitted with a transmitter, nicknamed ‘Island Beach’ and released back into …read more

Source: NJ.com Ocean

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