Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus)

Number of accepted Snowy Owl records for Louisiana = 1 as of June 2015

One probable immature male (89- 23) on 13 Dec. (reported as first date in Shreveport Times) 1976-21 Feb. 1977, Caddo: Shreveport, Cross Lake; Donna L. Dittmann (submitted report based on information contained in LBRC files). Apparently many Louisiana observers saw this bird (Hamilton 1977, p. 341), but details have never been submitted to the LBRC. This is the first well-documented record for Louisiana.

Photo by Langston McEachern, courtesy of the Shreveport Times.