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Snowy owls descend on Northland in search of food

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Call it the invasion of the snowies.

Snowy owls, normally residents of the tundra, are showing up in Minnesota and across the United States this winter.

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Such an influx of owls is called an invasion or an irruption by birders. A map of snowy sightings at eBird.org indicates that the invasion stretches from Washington and Oregon as far east as New Brunswick, Canada.

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