Every four years or so, Washington gets an unusual influx of snowy owls, a bird of the Arctic tundra. Ornithologists think it’s tied to wide swings in the population of lemmings, their favorite food.               - George Gerdts / Kitsap Audubon

Seeing unusual birds in your area? Here's why | Kitsap Week

  • Jun 23, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Jun 24, 2015 at 5:48AM

Over the last 50 years, more than 60 percent of our bird species have shifted their winter ranges further north with the warming climate.


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