Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Migration Update
October 23, 2013

There are many species of raptors on the Refuge currently and we are seeing red-tailed hawks, eagles, copper’s hawk, and an osprey. Other fall migrants have arrived like: green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, and trumpeter swans.   The most recent waterbird count follows:

 

Species

10/23/2013

Trumpeter swan

32

Canada goose

564

Mallard

379

Northern pintail

3

American widgeon

2

Gadwall

131

Blue-winged teal

65

Green-winged teal

380

Ring-necked duck

26

Canvasback

74

Lesser scaup

18

Greater yellowleg

15

L.B. dowitcher

31

 


Waterfowl use of the Refuge may change daily due to the interaction between weather and migration events.
If you are planning a trip, feel free to contact Headquarters (605-685-6508) during normal business hours of 7 AM to 3:30 PM MST Monday through Friday excluding Holidays to check on road conditions.

 

 


Previous Migration Reports

January 7, 2013
December 21, 2012
December 3, 2012
November 16, 2012
October 25, 2012
January 4, 2012
December 20, 2011

Last updated: October 23, 2013