Mourning Dove 2017 Report Released
The 2017 Mourning Dove Population Status Report is now available. The report summarizes information collected annually in the U.S. on survival, recruitment, abundance, and harvest of mourning doves, one of the most abundant bird species in North America. We report the trends in the number of doves and provide absolute abundance estimates based on band recovery and harvest data. Harvest and hunter participation are estimated from the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program. The resulting information is used by wildlife managers in setting annual hunting regulations. Learn More.