Graphite Snow buntings nest on the high arctic tundra and winter in fields and coastal areas in southern Canada and the northern US. In spring the males migrate north several weeks ahead of the females. There are many reports of groups of them being seen far out at sea, on sea ice, and landing on boats in the springtime, but it is unclear whether they are dangerously off track or just taking a detour on their migration to the tundra. We had a group of four or five of them stick with us for several days. They spent most of their time patrolling the lower decks for crumbs and when we stopped for science stations they would leave the boat to join us on the ice. After a few days they just disappeared. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.