A snowy owl is seen flying in Navan, Ont. (Dave Hiebert / MyNews)
Snowy owls have been spotted far south of their usual range in the boreal forest this winter. The birds have been heading south in large numbers, surprising and delighting many bird watchers.
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In Canada, there is also an "irruption" – more sightings than usualon country roads and harbours near urbran centres. From Manitoba to NovaScotia, here are some of the sightings:
With files from The Associated Press