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Snowy owl

By:
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Edited by:
Beth Giron Pendleton, Maurice N.= LeFranc Jr., Mary Beth Moss

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Abstract

The snowy owl is a rare to uncommon, irregular winter visitor in the northeastern United States, decreasing southward in abundance except during incursion years, when it is more common and widely distributed. Although snowy owls are recorded in northern New England every winter, major incursions occur at approximately three to four year intervals. Limiting factors include food, habitat and human interference. Research is needed on the population ecology of this species and, perhaps more important, management goals must be directed towards public education emphasizing the value of snowy owls.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Snowy owl
Series number:
13
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Wildlife Federation.
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
xi, 353
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
First page:
97
Last page:
105