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Snowy Owl Spotted In Central Park For First Time In More Than A Century, Experts Say

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- There was an extremely rare sight in Central Park on Wednesday that experts say hasn't been seen in more than a century.

Bird watchers flocked to catch a glimpse of a snowy owl.

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A snowy owl was spotted in Central Park on Jan. 27, 2021. (Credit: Twitter user samkulok)

It was spotted Wednesday morning on a baseball field in the park's North Meadow.

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The birds are native to the Arctic tundra and migrate south during the winter.

Experts say the last recorded sighting of a snowy owl in Central Park was back in 1890.

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