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2014 Spring Migration

SnowsThe arrival of spring at Sand Lake NWR is marked by spectacular numbers of returning migratory birds. Impressive flocks of various species can be seen throughout most of the refuge as soon as the ice starts to melt from the lake. The following table lists the date certain species have been spotted on the refuge for the first time of the year.

  

2014 Sand Lake NWR Migration Observations 

 

DATE         SPECIES                
2-19-2014      Canada Geese
2-22-2014 American Robin
3-11-2014 Snow Geese
3-11-2014 Kestrel
3-11-2014 Lapland Longspurs  
3-11-2014      McCowen's Longspurs
3-20-2014      Gadwall
3-20-2014 Northern Pintail
3-20-2014 Scaup
3-20-2014 Redhead
3-20-2014 Common Merganser
3-20-2014 Hooded Merganser
3-20-2014 Common Goldeneye
3-20-2014 Mallard
3-20-2014 Green-winged Teal
3-20-2014 Northern Harrier
3-25-2014 American Coot
3-26-2014 Meadow Lark
4-2-2014 Killdeer
4-4-2014 Common Grackle
4-6-2014 Wood Duck
4-7-2014 American White Pelican
4-7-2014 Harris Sparrow
4-7-2014 Blue-winged Teal
4-8-2014 Great Egret
4-8-2014 Ring-billed Gull
4-12-2014 Fox Sparrow
4-12-2014 Double-crested Cormorant
4-12-2014 Greater Yellowlegs
4-12-2014 Lesser Yellowlegs
4-12-2014      Marbled Godwit
4-12-2014 Wilson's Snipe
4-19-2014 Great Blue Heron
4-22-2014 Ring-necked duck
4-24-2014 American Bittern
5-1-2014 Black-crowned Night-Heron

 

Page Photo Credits — Snow Geese - Jay Peterson/USFWS
Last Updated: May 02, 2014
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