Spring Snow Goose Migration Estimates

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The numbers below are estimates of the spring snow goose migrations on Sand Lake refuge from 2008 to the present. 


Spring Migration 2008 – Snow Goose Estimates

3/14 – 100,000

3/17 – 70,000

3/20 – 145,000

3/26 – 400,000

3/27 – 435,000

3/28 – 250,000

3/31 – 50,000

4/2 – 175,000

4/4 – 5000

4/8 – 10,000

 

Spring Migration 2009 – Snow Goose Estimates

3/17 – 50,000

3/20 – 50,000

3/21 – 150,000

3/30 – 750,000

4/3 – 250,000

4/7 – 150,000

 

Spring Migration 2010 – Snow Goose Estimates

3/17 – 20,000

3/22 – 280,000

3/25 – 150,000

3/30 – 8000

 

Spring Migration 2011 - Snow Goose Estimates

Due to extended winter conditions this year, the snow goose migration was very scattered this spring and the birds concentrated south of the refuge.

 

Spring Migration 2012 – Snow Goose Estimates

3/16 – 12,000

3/21 – 15,000

 

Spring Migration 2013 – Snow Goose Estimates

4/4 – 260,000

4/10 – 1,000,000+

4/11 – 100,000

4/12 – 500,000

4/15 – 100,000

 

No Spring Migration reports from 2014

 

Spring Migration 2015 – Snow Goose Estimates

3/10 – 30,000

3/16 – 5000

3/19 – 100,000

3/27 – 3000

3/31 – 700

4/10 – 2500

 

Spring Migration 2016 - Snow Goose Estimates

3/4 - 50,000

3/7 - 100,000

3/8 - 200,000

3/10 - 250,000

3/15 - 5000

 

Spring Migration 2017 - Snow Goose Estimates

3/8 - 50,000

3/20 - 300,000

3/23 - 250,000

3/28 - 100,000

3/30 - 5,000