Eurasian Wigeon Migration Time - Observations Requested
Again this spring, I'm going to be mapping on a weekly basis the locations
of Eurasian Wigeon.
In California some birds may already be on the move. Judging from last
year's data, most individuals should be gone by the end of March. It looks
like some of the birds head to the northeast through eastern Oregon, Idaho
and Montana, much like Snow and Ross's Geese do, while others take a coastal
route. The west coast movement is nearly impossible to monitor as there are
so many wintering birds. The high count so far this year is 115 birds in
Delta BC, observed February 21 by Jukka Jantunen. Last year's maps are
posted at www.birdinfo.com/EurasianWigeon_MAP.html
As I unfortunately don't have time to monitor all the North American birding
newsgroups, I would very much appreciate if observers sent any and all their
Eurasian Wigeon sightings to me at data@....
Thank you very much.
Michael G. Shepard
North American Bird Information Web Site: www.birdinfo.com