Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Migration Update
December 21, 2012

 

There are many species of raptors passing through the Refuge currently and we are seeing rough-legged hawks and some golden eagles.  Trumpeter swans have made an appearance and visitors are likely to observe a pair or family group while driving the auto tour loop.  The most recent waterfowl count follows:

 

 

Species

12/21/2012

Trumpeter Swan

74

Canada Goose

10,536

Mallard

1,000

Common goldeneye

5

Total

11,615

 


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

December 3, 2012
November 16, 2012
October 25, 2012
January 4, 2012
December 20, 2011
December 7, 2011
November 22, 2011

Last updated: December 22, 2012