OHIO – Like many animals, in the fall and start of winter the Snowy Owl is finishing its migration, but it does not go as south as other birds.
The Snowy Owl spends its summers North, really north in the Arctic Tundra areas where it breeds and spends time defending nests. In the winter the owl flies south into southern Canadian provinces and the Northern US. There are reports of birds going further south but it is more uncommon. Ohio is on the edge of this migration and seeing a Snowy Owl in the Buckeye State can be rare.
“Not too many of them make a 2,000-mile trek from nesting areas,” said the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, “but we usually get a few photos every year.”