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Finding lessons in owl’s long flight

GPS helps Logan learn habits, prevent bird strikes

It was a direct round-trip flight plan: no layovers, no re-routes, just one 7,000-mile round trip between Logan International Airport and the Arctic Circle.

A snowy owl residing at Logan and outfitted with a GPS transmitter is being hailed as a loyal airport patron after it flew north for the summer, pit-stopped at the uppermost reaches of Canada, then beelined back to Logan.

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