Birders report 'explosion' of snowy owls in Minn.

COATES, Minn. - The state of Minnesota is experiencing what experts are calling an "eruption" of snowy owls.

Several birders have reported snowy owls in the area.

"Look for them in open fields, since they're a tundra species," said Nicole Wallace, an avid birder. "You want to look for them on silos, farm equipment, and the light posts, the power poles, that's where you're going to find them."

Some other reports on the eruption, suggest that a successful breeding season and plentiful food may have caused the proliferation of the birds.

If you want to spot a snowy for yourself, Dakota County seems to be a hot spot, especially just east of Coates.

They'll be on poles and silos rather than in the trees, experts said.


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