Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge
Mountain-Prairie Region

Lacreek National Wildlife Refuge Migration Update
January 10, 2014

There are many raptors on and around the refuge that can be easily observed including: eagles, rough-legged and ferruginous hawks, and some short-eared owls. Additionally, there have been a few sightings of a peregrine falcon. Dark-eyed juncos are found throughout the refuge and yellow-shafted flickers have been using the Little White River recreation area with some frequency. The extended cold snap in this area caused much of the waterfowl to move south, but there are still some utilizing the refuge wetlands. As a reminder please park in designed parking areas and pick up a refuge brochure before recreating.

 

Species

01/10/2014

Trumpeter swan

2

Canada goose

8-10,000

Mallard

1-2,000

Bufflehead

2

Common goldeneye

31

Common merganser

4

eagle

2

 


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 18, 2013
November 6, 2013
October 23, 2013
January 7, 2013
December 21, 2012
December 3, 2012
November 16, 2012

Last updated: January 13, 2014