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Spring Light Goose Migration Update


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Update Date: March 26, 2015

Light geese continue to be observed over much of North Dakota, with many more still to come from the south. The forecast in Bismarck through the weekend calls for highs in the 50s-60s and lows near 30.

Some Notes on the Spring Migration Route

Snow goose migration in spring tends to occur farther east than in the fall. Birds generally arrive in the southeastern corner of the state and spread north and northwest through the Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Rugby and Kenmare areas. However, scattered flocks may be found anywhere in the state during spring.

Birds normally move through the state quickly, their arrival and stay depends on weather and availability of open water and food.

Spring snow melt progression.

Light Goose Hotline Provides Migration Updates

Migration updates available at 701-328-3697, until season ends or geese have left the state.