Snowy Owl Uplisted!
With a population decline of as much as 40% in the last three generations, the Snowy Owl has just been classified for the first time as “Vulnerable” by the IUCN. We wouldn’t know this based on the current irruption taking place in the US. However, snow melt and the availability of rodents have dramatically impacted the species. Please take great care not to influence their behaviors if you encounter them this winter.