snowy owls

A snowy owl sits on the awning of an office building in downtown Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 2014. Snowy Owls, reportedly found in the northern circumpolar region, are a rare sighting in the D.C. area. (Photo credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Snowy Owl Spotted in Downtown D.C. Wednesday

Despite the fact that its white feathers blend in well with the current D.C. landscape, plenty of people spotted a rare snowy owl in the District on Wednesday.

01/22/2014

A female snowy owl. (Photo credit: Rene Pop/AFP/Getty Images)

Record Number of Snowy Owls Migrating to the Region a Treat For Scientists, Bird Watchers

Turns out the polar vortex isn’t the only thing from the north that invaded the U.S. this year. Snowy owls, the majestic white birds that spend summers in the Arctic, have flown south in record numbers this year, according to naturalist Scott Weidensaul.

01/16/2014

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