[Tweeters] owl irruption

Tina Klein-Lebbink t.kleinlebbink at comcast.net
Tue Dec 17 13:00:43 PST 2013

Myself and two other birders went looking for snowy owls yesterday, we
dipped on them at Edie road and other locales on the Skagit. We headed
up to Boundary Bay, just over the border in Canada (exit 20 off of 99
onto Ladner trunk road, left on 72nd street and park at the end of the
road) where we found five snowy owls and many short eared owls. Not even
close to the numbers that were there two years ago, I am unsure about
the irruption but this is a very good place to look for them sitting on
logs near the waters edge. You will need a scope for good looks.

Tina Klein-Lebbink
Bellevue, Wa

On 12/16/2013 7:43 PM, Jason Hernandez wrote:

> Okay, I've had my mailings turned off, so pls forgive me if this topic

> has already been discussed. Given that we are having a snowy owl

> irruption year, I would like to know if any have made it to Western

> Washington (Audubon website says that most are in the eastern states

> this year). I have been looking for this species for years, but the

> last time they were at Nisqually, they did not show themselves when I

> was able to get there.


> Jason Hernandez



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