Snowy Owl Invasion! Tracking an Unusual Migration
Snowy Owl Invasion! Tracking an Unusual Migration
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Annotation: Describes the snowy owl irruption of 2013-2014, during which snowy owls began appearing unexpected in the Eastern United States, and explains how scientists monitored the birds' behavior and migration patterns with GPS devices.
Catalog Number: #157084
Format: Library Binding
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Publisher: Millbrook Press
Copyright Date: 2018
Edition Date: 2018
Pages: 48 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-512-43106-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-512-43106-3
Dewey: 598.9
LCCN: 2017010741
Dimensions: 24 x 28 cm.
Genre: Biology
Language: English
Reviewing Agencies:
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal Starred Review (Fri Dec 01 00:00:00 CST 2017)
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Word Count: 4,290
Reading Level: 6.6
Interest Level: 4-7
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 6.6 / points: 1.0 / quiz: 193858 / grade: Middle Grades
Lexile: 1080L
Guided Reading Level: W
Fountas & Pinnell: W

Late in 2013, snowy owls started showing up in places no one expected to find them--including Florida. What had caused so many of these majestic birds to leave their Arctic home and fly to southern Canada and the United States? Scientists quickly began working to find out. Author Sandra Markle brings together firsthand reports from the scientists involved along with stunning photographs of the owls to explain this rare event, known as an irruption. Follow along as scientists figure out why snowy owls took part in this unusual migration and discover what they learned from the unexpected opportunity to study them up close.


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