The Snowy Owls are back again—have you seen one? If so, please send us your photo and the location/town where you saw the owl. We would love to share your photos in our Snowy Owl photo gallery.
During the winter of 2013-14, Snowy Owls moved into Maine for the winter in higher numbers than we’ve seen in decades. Since late in the fall of 2013, more than 70 were reported throughout Maine, from the southern reaches of York County to the western mountain region to Millinocket and Caribou, from the midcoast to Mount Desert Island to points Down East. Read a blog about Maine’s Snowy Owl—where they have been seen and why they’re here.
Thank you to everyone who has shared their Snowy Owl photos. If you have a photo you would like to share, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see more Snowy Owl photos on NRCM’s Flickr page.
Feb 2014 Valentine’s weekend we traveled to Ogunquit as base camp to go birding for these snowies. It was a great weekend, not something we usually do but its been a lifelong dream to finally see an owl in person and we were treated with at least 3 or more different snowies. From the Nubble to Biddeford Pool we were scurrying around all day all weekend in search of these beauties…it’s nice to see this list of photos. Wish they were invading this winter of 2015, who knows, maybe they will come more next month.
Allison Wells, Senior Director, Public Affairs says
Glad to hear you got to see a Snowy – three, in fact! They are beautiful bird and a great reminder of the mysteries of nature. Good birding! -Allison Wells