Snowy Owl Project
Mass Audubon is working to protect snowy owls, which are the largest owls in North America. Norman Smith, Director of Mass Audubon's Blue Hills Trailside Museum, has been studying them since 1981. As part of his research, he attaches bands and transmitters to snowy owls at Boston Logan International Airport, and then tracks their travels.
This project is a partnership with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Boise State University (BSU).
Please Note: This work is performed with special permits. The public is not allowed to enter restricted airport property, or to capture any kind of owl or other raptor.
The snowy owl, the largest owl in North America, is equal parts graceful beauty and efficient predator. And despite their name, most snowy owls are not pure snowy white.
Each of these maps show the movement of one or more snowy owls that were tagged as part of Project SNOWstorm and relocated from Logan Airport.
Learn more about snowy owls and what Norman does to protect them.
Snowy Owl Quick Guide
Learn how to identify a snowy owl, what makes them so special, and find out how you can help protect them. Then spread the word by sharing the guide with others!