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Archive for the ‘Migration’ Category

Fall Migration Has Begun

By | birds, feeding, Migration

>  Greater Yellowlegs feeding on the shore of Lake Windermere, July 29th , 2011    Photo by Larry Halverson Greater Yellowlegs are one of the early migrants  passing through the Columbia Valley. Leaving their subarctic breeding grounds they’ll feed on small aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, small fish, frogs, in wetlands as they move to their [&hellip

Won’t Be Seeing This Soon

By | Canada Goose, Migration, Molting

> Canada Geese flying over the Columbia Wetlands May 31Photo by Larry Halverson Canada geese will soon be molting – an 8-10 week flightless period when they shed their outer wing feathers and grow new ones. Molting occurs between mid June through August. Most birds will resume flight by mid-August and with their new feathers [&hellip


By | Migration, Snowpack, water flows

> Snowpack on Mount Nelson. drains into Toby Creek  – one of the main tributaries of the upper Columbia River.   Photo by Larry Halverson taken April 14, 2011 Ducks Unlimited – April Habitat Report “In the southern Interior, snowpacks were slightly above average this winter.  Spring habitat conditions should be better than they have been in [&hellip

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