Project SNOWstorm

Our goal is to take advantage of the 2013-14 Snowy Owl irruption to better understand, and ultimately conserve, this spectacular visitor from the north.
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$36,663USD
raised of $20,000 goal
183%
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This campaign started on Jan 02 and closed on March 03, 2014 (11:59pm PT).
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This campaign ended on March 3, 2014
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  • $25USD
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    BUCKET OF LEMMINGS

    It takes a lot of lemmings to feed a fledgling Snowy Owl, but each one is vital to the owl’s survival. Your $25 donation is like a bucket of lemmings, and together all of these lemmings will help us outfit another owl with a transmitter. Supporters at this level will receive an original Project SNOWstorm bumper sticker, plus your name will be displayed in our supporter Hall of Fame!

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    168 claimed

  • $10USD
    PHILLY MEMORIAL TRIBUTE

    We know many people enjoyed following the travels of Philly and were saddened to hear that he died after being struck by a plane. Honor his life with a donation so we can continue to learn more about Snowy Owls and protect them. A donor at this level will receive a postcard with a picture of Philly on the front and a tribute message on the back, and be acknowledged on our supporter Hall of Fame.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    26 out of 1000 claimed

  • $10USD
    BIG HOOT

    Every donation means a lot to our effort, so whether you're a youngster who loves owls (or a young-at-heart grownup who feels the same way), this is a super way to show how much you care about snowy owls, and help us learn more about their lives and travels. You are great for doing this, and will be listed in our supporter Hall of Fame on the ProjectSNOWstorm.org website.

    28 out of 1000 claimed

  • $100USD
    (EYE) LOVE PHILLY

    We know many people enjoyed following the travels of Philly and were saddened to hear that he died after being struck by a plane. Honor his life with a donation so we can continue to learn more about Snowy Owls and protect them. Donors at this level will receive a 3x12 inch magnetic bumper sticker with a photo of Philly next to "(EYE) LOVE PHILLY", a postcard with a picture of Philly on the front and a tribute message on the back, and be acknowledged on the supporter Hall of Fame.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    9 out of 100 claimed

  • $150USD
    CAUGHT IN THE ACT

    Tom Johnson, photographer and avian researcher, has been taking some beautiful photos of Snowy Owls during this irruption. Supporters at the $150 level will receive a high-quality glossy 8x12 print so you too can remember this once-in-a-lifetime event even after the snow has melted and the ghosts of the tundra have returned north.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    17 out of 100 claimed

  • $250USD
    WISE OWL

    Wise owls are always up on their birding news, and with a donation of $250 or more your next year will be chock full of birding intelligence! Supporters at this level will receive a one-year subscription to the hottest birdwatching magazine around, Birdwatcher’s Digest, courtesy of our friends at BWD. You will also receive the perks from CAUGHT IN THE ACT and BUCKET OF LEMMINGS.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    8 out of 20 claimed

  • $500USD
    BIRDS OF A (WHITE) FEATHER

    SNOWstorm cofounder Scott Weidensaul is also Pulitzer Prize finalist, and generous donors at this level will receive a personalized, first-edition hardcover of his book "Of a Feather," which traces the history of ornithology and birding in America, from the earliest days of settlement to today's tech-driven hobby. These first edition copies are long out of print and a real collector's item. Supporters also receive the perks from: WISE OWL, CAUGHT IN THE ACT and BUCKET OF LEMMINGS.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    7 claimed

  • $750USD
    BIRDING WITH A PURPOSE

    The American Birding Association has graciously donated a handful of annual memberships for us to give away. Donate at this level and simultaneously join the biggest group of birding buddies this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Already a member? Great! We’ll extend it for a year! Supporters also receive the perks from: BIRDS OF A (WHITE FEATHER), WISE OWL, CAUGHT IN THE ACT and BUCKET OF LEMMINGS.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    0 out of 100 claimed

  • $1,000USD
    1000 WORDS

    When you support at the $1000 level you’re not only partnering with us to do super novel research, you’re also going to receive a signed and numbered print of a Snowy Owl by renowned illustrator Jen Brumfield. Jen will be working on this piece throughout the campaign, and will run a limited number of prints to be given to supporters at this level. Supporters also receive the perks from: BIRDS OF A (WHITE) FEATHER, BIRDING WITH A PURPOSE, WISE OWL, CAUGHT IN THE ACT and BUCKET OF LEMMINGS.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    4 out of 50 claimed

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    $2,500USD
    THE EARLY OWL GETS THE VOLE

    Supporters at this level receive the same perks as HAPPY HEDWIG (scroll down), but it's only for the first three! Supporters at this level will receive an original photograph of the owl being outfitted with its new transmitter, as well as regular updates on the owls tagged during Project SNOWstorm. Supporters will also receive the perks from CAUGHT IN THE ACT, BUCKET OF LEMMINGS, WISE OWL and BIRDING WITH A PURPOSE, and (while supplies last) 1000 WORDS.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    3 out of 3 claimed

  • $3,000USD
    A HAPPY HEDWIG

    When you support at this level, you are essentially adopting a Snowy Owl. As such, you should get to know your owl, and we’ll make sure that you do. Supporters at this level will receive an original photograph of the owl being outfitted with its new transmitter, as well as regular updates on the owls tagged during Project SNOWstorm. Supporters will also receive the perks from CAUGHT IN THE ACT, BUCKET OF LEMMINGS, WISE OWL and BIRDING WITH A PURPOSE, and (while supplies last) 1000 WORDS.

    0 out of 20 claimed

  • $20,000USD
    CONSERVATION FELLOW

    A special donor at this level can help ensure that we can conduct the rigorous research necessary to understand the most important aspects of Snowy Owl ecology, including DNA and isotope analyses to determine how regional populations and seasonal diets may vary. This information has direct implications for conservation of Snowy Owls across their range. This special supporter will receive the signed and framed original Snowy Owl illustration by Jen Brumfield, in addition to the perks above.

    Estimated delivery: March 2014

    0 out of 1 claimed

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