Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Migration Update
December 3, 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

12/3/2012

Trumpeter Swan

115

Canada Goose

22,899

Mallard

23,690

Snow Goose

2

Ring-necked duck

5

Common goldeneye

11

Total

46,,708

 


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

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


Last updated: December 3, 2012