Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Holt, W., Berkley, R., Deppe, C., Enríquez Rocha, P., Petersen, J.L., Rangel Salazar, J.L., Segars, K.P., Wood, K.L. and Garcia, E.F.J. 2017. Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

International Snowy Owl Working Group. 2010. International Snowy Owl Working Group, Resolution Document, Second meeting, Saskatoon February 2010.

Marthinsen, G.; Wennerberg, L.; Solheim, R.; Lifjeld, J. T. 2009. No phylogeographic structure in the circumpolar snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus). Conserv. Genet. 10: 923-933.

Partners in Flight Science Committee. 2013. Population Estimates Database, version 2013. Available at: (Accessed: 09/07/2015).

Portenko, L. A. 1972. Die Schnee-Eule, Nyctea scandiaca. A. Ziemsen Verlag, Wittenberg Luterstadt.

Potapov, E.; Sale, R. 2013. Chapter 8 Numbers and Population Density. In: Potapov, E.; Sale, R. (ed.), The Snowy Owl, pp. 159-198. T & AD Poyser, London.

Rosenberg, K. V., Kennedy, J. A., Dettmers, R., Ford, R. P., Reynolds, D., Alexander, J. D., Beardmore, C. J., Blancher, P. J., Bogart, R. E., Butcher, G. S., Camfield, A. F., Couturier, A., Demarest, D. W., Easton, W. E., Giocomo, J. J., Keller, R. H., Mini, A. E., Panjabi, A. O., Pashley, D. N., Rich, T. D., Ruth, J. M., Stabins, H., Stanton, J., & Will, T. 2016. Partners in Flight Landbird Conservation Plan: 2016 Revision for Canada and Continental United States. Partners in Flight Science Committee.

Solheim, R. 1994. Snøugle Nyctea scandiaca. In: Gjershaug, J. O.; Thingstad, P. G.; Eldøy, S.; Byrkjeland, S. (ed.), Norsk fugleatlas, pp. 272. NOF, Klæbu.

Solheim, R. 2004.. 30 år uten snøugle. Vår fuglefauna 27(102–108).

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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BirdLife International (2018) Species factsheet: Bubo scandiacus. Downloaded from on 23/09/2018. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2018) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/09/2018.