An arctic finch (Plectrophenax nivalis syn. Plectrophanes nivalis) common, in winter, both in Europe and the United States, and often appearing in large flocks during snowstorms. It is partially white, but variously marked with chestnut and brown. Called also snow bunting, snowflake, snowfleck, and snowflight.
Any finch of the genus Junco which appears in flocks in winter time, especially Junco hyemalis in the Eastern United States; -- called also blue snowbird. See Junco.
medium-sized Eurasian thrush seen chiefly in winter
small North American finch seen chiefly in winter
a person from Canada or the Northern or Midwestern United States who spend a large portion of winter in the Sunbelt region of the U
a person from the North who winters in warmer climes
a person that has their permanent residence in some northern place, like Canada, Michigan, or Rhode Island
Motorhomers in the northern climate who travel south in winter and return to the North in the spring. Of the 30 million RV enthusiasts in the United States, one in 10 is a snowbird, according to the RVIA. Popular winter destinations include Florida, Arizona, Texas and California.
A person who travels south in the winter and returns north in the summer.
Anyone who lives here part-time to escape the cold and snow in other parts of the country, like a bird migrating south in winter. Snowbirds are usually here from November to April, or Thanksgiving through Easter; a period of time referred to as “season”.
The term Snowbird is used to describe Canadians and people from the Northeast or Midwestern United States who spend a large portion of winter in warmer locales such as Arizona, Florida, or elsewhere along the Sunbelt region of the southern United States, areas of the Caribbean, and even as far away as Australia and New Zealand. It is also used for those who migrate to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada for the winter. Victoria is known for having very mild winters by Canadian standards, and has an annual "blossom count" in mid-February to prove its warm winter status.
The plaintive lost love song Snowbird was written by the late Canadian Gene Mac Lellan. While covered by many renditions (including Elvis Presley), Snowbird is best known through Anne Murray's 1970 mellifluous version. For Murray, this song launched her into a long career of international exposure.