Snowy Owls

Once or twice a decade Snowy Owls descend from their normal arctic habitat and are seen in the lower 48. In the year 2011 concentrations of 10-30 owls were found at Damon Point (Ocean Shores, WA) and at Boundary Bay just North of the Canadian border. One theory is that unusually successful hatch rates produce a surplus of owls which forces many of the younger ones to migrate South for the winter. In the year 2012 significant numbers of Snowy Owls were found at Damon Point and in the Puget Sound region.
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