Rough-legged Hawk – Buteo lagopus
Winter has begun in the Northwoods, and contrary to popular winter-downer discussion, it has been warmly welcomed by the community here at Conserve School. The pleasant brush of snow lightens up the long nights, and brings a peace to the landscape. Now, to keep a look out for the Northwoods’ winter specialty birds! The Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur, Snowy and Great Gray Owl are just some of the winter visitors to the Midwest, migrating from Canada to the far northern Arctic circle. True, most birds go South for the winter, but it’s a matter how far South, and where they’re starting from. Therefore, bring on the winter birding!