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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.

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Snowy Owl, courtesy of Lincoln Park Zoo

The arctic nomad known as the snowy owl is rarely seen in Chicago in the winter. But this year is different. Ash-har Quraishi explains why the great white owl is visiting, and how you can help name one.

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