So I got the chance to see some snowy owls today.
Have also learned that I do not like group birding. I like going either by myself or with one other person (helps with the bird finding...and to keep me from talking to said birds I find...).
Saw around 3 or 5 different owls at the beach. There's been a bit of a snowy owl explosion so quite a few people in the lower 48 have gotten the chance to see one. Overheard that New Mexico and Arizona are the only two states not to see snowy owls. No idea how accurate that is.
Ocean Shores, WA