Here in Oregon we can be looking at Great Gray Owl will warblers sing and there are wildflowers ad Tree Swallows in the nearest meadow. Look at what poor New England birders must suffer to see an unusual GGO in their area. This bird has down from Canada…without a visa. Don’t tell ICE!
Even Audubon only saw a single live Great Gray Owl–flying across Boston Harbor in winter. He had to borrow specimens from the British Museum to draw his image in the early 19th Century. At that time nobody knew the GGO nested in what would be the United States south of Alaska.