© Jim Cumming
January 2, 2012
A female Snowy Owl perches near the Ottawa River in Ottawa, Ontario, in late November 2011. Jim Cumming
photographed it with a Canon 7D and a 300mm lens and posted it to our U.S. and Canada Gallery
In November, Snowies began to arrive in southern Canada and the northern U.S. in unusually large numbers. This map
, compiled by Jesse Ellis, a researcher in the Zoology Department at the University of Wisconsin, shows reports from across the continent in winter 2011-12. You can also view where the owls have been seen on eBird's current distribution map
.See more photos of Snowy Owls.
Read a Snowy Owl photographer's lesson on patience.
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