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Auk Editor Pick - Which Snowy Owls Thrive in Saskatchewan’s Winters

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Snowy Owls capture the imagination, but ornithologists know surprisingly little about how these birds of the far north fare during the harsh winters they endure. The researchers behind a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances trapped and tracked Snowy Owls wintering in Canada and found that while age and sex affect the birds’ condition, most do fairly well, showing few signs of starvation and some even putting on weight over the winter months. Read the press release at https://aoucospubsblog.org/2016/08/31/which-snowy-owls-thrive-in-saskatchewans-winters/.

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