July 20, 2007
With a few exceptions, brood-rearing habitat is good or better across Canada, and waterfowl production should be very good this year. The 2007 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey showed a 14 percent increase in breeding duck numbers over last year’s survey, and a 24 percent increase over the survey’s long term average.
In coastal British Columbia precipitation has slowed with the onset of summer. Wetland water levels are decreasing with the warmer weather, but they are still around average seasonal levels after a cool, rainy spring. Temperatures recently hit record high levels in several communities. Agricultural crops on the Fraser Delta have been planted, and harvest should begin next month. Brood numbers and habitat conditions have been average. Many adults are now flightless as they moult new flight feathers.
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It is looking like it is going to be a very good year for ducks and geese this fall!