Michael's email jogged me into realization that I hadn't posted a map of this year's Snowy Owl irruption on the ksbirds.org website. There is now a link on the homepage or you can get to the map directly at:
It will be updated periodically. Note that the black circles indicate historical records of Snowy -sightings prior to November 2017. The green shaded counties are those counties where we have credible reports from this winter. I'm not showing more precise locations, just county of record. If you have Snowy Owl reports: first hand are preferred, second hand if you feel that they are credible, 3rd hand and beyone...... no thank you. Photos are appreciated but not required. If you are sending photos please send them full size so that the metadata isn't stripped out of the file. This can provide valuable date/time and sometimes location as well. Speaking of location - also include a good location - within a half mile is very helpful (as in the nearest named road intersection.)
Thanks and enjoy.
----- Chuck Otte <cotte...> County Extension Agent, Ag & Natural Resources Geary County Extension Office, PO BOX 28 785-238-4161 Junction City, Kansas 66441-0028 FAX 785-238-7166 http://www.geary.ksu.edu/