snow goose update-posted Doug Leier
Prior to Monday’s spring blizzard, snow geese were seen moving north through much of the state, with some reaching as far as Devils Lake. However, up to a foot of snow fell throughout the day, and the weather forecast calls for more snow through Thursday. Temperatures call for highs in the 40s the end of the week.
Some Notes on the Spring Migration Route
Snow goose migration in spring tends to occur farther east than in the fall. Birds generally arrive in the southeastern corner of the state and spread north and northwest through the Valley City, Jamestown, Devils Lake, Rugby and Kenmare areas. However, scattered flocks may be found anywhere in the state during spring.
Birds normally move through the state quickly, their arrival and stay depending on weather and availability of open water and food.
Spring snow melt progression.
Light Goose Hotline Provides Migration Updates
Migration updates available at 701-328-3697, until season ends or geese have left the state.