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Owl Photographer

Jerry Goldner is crazy about owls. Illinois has nine species and Goldner has photographed them all, along with more than 200 other types of birds. Jay Shefsky tagged along with him recently as he photographed what may turn out to be Chicago’s last Snowy Owl sighting of the season.

View an interactive graphic about the various owl species in Illinois, as described by Field Museum research assistant and ornithologist Josh Engel:



- Photos by Jerry Goldner; Jay Shefsky contributed to this report.