The following is a summary of the Snowy Owls spotted in the Red River Valley starting Thanksgiving week, 2011:
Sunday December 4
At 9am, Van Hapka reported a female Snowy Owl on 190th Street NW in rural Warren - 2.5 miles west of the Audubon Center. Heidi Hughes photographed that bird... and on the way to see it she spotted 3 Rough-legged Hawks, 2 Bald Eagles, 4 Ravens, a flock of redpolls and 4 Black-billed Magpies.
Rex Crapeau reported another Snowy Owl at 9:30am at Evans Scrap & Steel on Hwy 32 in Thief River Falls.
Craig Mickelson spotted a Snowy Owl this afternoon - a half mile south of Plumber on Hwy 59 in a tree.
Saturday, December 3
Shelley Steva spotted a Snowy Owl Saturday on Polk County 20 in Sherack.
Rhoda Gust of Roseau reported a Snowy Owl 2 miles northwest of Badger, MN.
Donna Wensloff reported another on a power pole 8 miles south of Roseau.
Thursday, November 30
Heidi Hughes spotted a Snowy Owl on Hwy 11 north of Salol (between Roseau
and Warroad) and a Goshawk flying over Hwy 11 just north of Badger, MN.
Wednesday, November 29
Duane Potucek reported a Snowy owl 3 miles north and 1 mile west of Radium, MN on Wednesday.
Jan Pietruskewski reported a Snowy Owl southwest of Karlstad near Kick'n Up Kountry - Wagon Wheel Ridge - 1160 410th Ave and Hwy 11.
Bette Allison reported a dead Snowy Owl on Monday at Roseau County Rd 2 and Hwy 89 near Badger.
Tuesday, November 28
Vern Genovich reported 1 Snowy Owl near Vahallla.
Monday, November 27
Laura Skornicka spotted a Snowy on US 75 between Climax and Crookston, MN.
Sunday, November 26
Suzy Fiesel reported a snowy near Crary, ND.
Saturday, November 25
Jeff Pulkrabek spotted a Snowy Owl in East Grand Forks.
Another was reported east of American Crystal Sugar.
Cheryl Pesh spotted one 2 miles north of East Grand Forks.
Angie Owens reported 2 Snowy Owls in Euclid.
Tom Valega spotted a Snowy Owl in Thief River Falls and one at the Warren sewage lagoons.
Faith Rud reported 1 Snowy owl south of 190th Street NW in rural Warren