Light geese spring migration

Spring Light Goose Migration Update

April 23, 2018

Light geese continued to make their way through North Dakota this weekend, as warm temperatures allowed birds to push north into Canada. Geese will continue to move through the state over the next several days. Temperatures are expected to be in the 60s this week, and reaching the 70s this weekend.

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.