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Snowy Owls- the large, white owls of the north- appear almost magical when seen flying silently overhead.

Theyвre quite mysterious too.

Considered nomadic, these hardy hunters travel many miles in search of their favorite foods. Even the scientists who study them never know where theyвll be seen next!

Snowy Owls prey mostly on rodents like lemmings, and can show up most anywhere rodent populations are high. Unlike many other owls, Snowy owls are not nocturnal, and can be seen hunting any time of the day or night. Consider yourself lucky if you spot one though, because these owls tend to inhabit places where humans donвt live. Snowy Owls spend their summers in the Arctic, hunting and nesting out on the tundra in places few people visit.

When moving south in the winter, they donвt choose warm, sunny locations like many other migrating birds do. These snowy white raptors spend their winters where theyвll blend in- on snow-covered farmlands, dunes, or marshes. Most any flat, open land will doв as long as the hunting is good! Maps provided by and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.