Other White Birds

Although not as large as Whooping cranes, Snowy owls illicit similar responses such as “oh wow” and “spectacular” when spotted. 

The past couple of winters have brought an influx of these smaller, beautiful feathered beings and this winter seems no different. 

Wisconsin DNR is reporting as of January 16, an estimated 240 Snowy Owls have been found in 65 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties since the first arrived on October 20. The only counties lacking reports include Buffalo, Florence, Forest, Lafayette, Menominee, Walworth, and Waupaca.

Have you seen an owl in one of these counties, or elsewhere, this year? Please take a few minutes to report your sighting at: www.ebird.org/wi

The following video was taken last week and shows a Snowy owl floating along lazily in Lake Ontario. I know, not Wisconsin but I thought timely and topical nonetheless. Thanks to Betsy Waterman, Sandy Creek, NY for posting!


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  1. Dorothy N January 30, 2018 1:17 pm

    LOVE floating owl video. Amazing footage of a beautiful bird!!

  2. Mindy January 25, 2018 12:34 pm

    Love the floating Snowy….Thank you Heather and Betsy Waterman!

  3. Grandma January 25, 2018 10:59 am

    Thank you Heather for the info on the Snowy Owl.

    The video is amazing, thank you for sharing it with us!

  4. Maggie January 25, 2018 10:02 am

    That certainly is a spectacular sight. Thanks Betsy for sharing it. They are a most elegant bird also. I just wonder what it’s thoughts were as it floated along.

    • Heather Ray January 25, 2018 12:04 pm

      Goin with the flow….. 🙂

  5. Doug Pellerin January 25, 2018 7:56 am

    Awesome video. The snowy owl is my second favorite type of white bird.