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.
Light Goose Hotline Provides Migration Updates
Migration updates available at 701-328-3697, until season ends or geese have left the state.