As birders and nature photographers already know, snowy owls are often seen in this region during the winter months. But where do these magnificent animals come from? And why is their seasonal occurrence so variable from year to year? And what to do about the “snowies” that are attracted to the tundra-like landscape that surrounds the runways at Logan International Airport? These compelling questions, and many more, will be addressed by Massachusetts Audubon’s Norman Smith, who will present a narrated slide program at the refuge visitor center. Mr. Smith has been heading up the effort to trap and relocate snowy owls from Logan for many years.
In the process of that work, he has also tagged and tracked many of these owls. He’ll share what he has learned during this very special presentation. This program will take place in the refuge visitor center auditorium, where capacity is limited to 85 attendees (first-come, first-served). The visitor center is located at 6 Plum Island Turnpike in Newburyport. Preregistration is not required for this free public program.