Summer Range: Snow buntings breed farther north than any other known land bird. Male birds arrive at high Arctic breeding grounds in early April, when temperatures can dip as low as -20 F and snow still covers most of the ground. Females arrive north four to six weeks later.
Winter Range: In mid- to late-September, Snow Buntings leave their Arctic breeding grounds and fly to southern Canada and the northern United States. There, they spend winter on open fields, prairies or beaches.