Snowy Owl http://wunc.org en Snowy Owls Head South In Biggest Numbers In 50 Years http://wunc.org/post/snowy-owls-head-south-biggest-numbers-50-years Birders in the Northeast are enjoying a rare spectacle this winter: sightings of the snowy owl.<p>Low supplies of food in the birds&#8217; usual habitat &#8212; the Arctic &#8212; have sent some snowy owls south in search of prey, and they are sparking the imaginations of those who get a glimpse of the rare bird.<p>From the <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org"><em>Here & Now</em> </a>Contributors Network, <strong>Patrick Skahill</strong> of <a href="http://wnpr.org/" target="_blank">WNPR</a> went searching for snowy owls along the Connecticut coast.<p><ul> <li><a href="http://wnpr.org/post/sea Fri, 03 Jan 2014 21:30:00 +0000 editor 28396 at http://wunc.org Snowy Owls Head South In Biggest Numbers In 50 Years Birders On The Lookout For Snowy Owls, Other Species During Christmas Count http://wunc.org/post/birders-lookout-snowy-owls-other-species-during-christmas-count <p></p><p>Nearly 600 North Carolinians are expected to get out into the woods and fields during the Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count. Volunteer bird watchers will join the coordinated effort to count as many birds and species as possible within designated areas.</p><p>Curtis Smalling directs Land Bird Conservation for Audubon North Carolina. He says the federal government surveys breeding birds in the summer, but the Christmas Bird Count compiles data going back 114 winters.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:31:56 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 27887 at http://wunc.org Birders On The Lookout For Snowy Owls, Other Species During Christmas Count