Stay on Top of This Year's Migration
Today is the first official migration update for 2021. Middle Creek staff looks forward to sharing our observations with you as the migration season continues. While the last year has certainly been challenging and different, the snow geese and other waterfowl that call Middle Creek home at this time of year didn’t get the memo as they have been continuing their migration on schedule.
While most of Middle Creek Lake is frozen, snow geese, tundra swans, Canada geese, and a variety of duck species are still utilizing the lake as an overnight roost. Currently, Middle Creek and the surrounding landscape is free from snow offering waste grains for waterfowl to feed on during the day. With snow and icy precipitation in the forecast, followed by sub-freezing temperatures, it's expected that the number of waterfowl using the lake will decrease in the next week. But don’t worry – the best is yet to come!
Snow Geese: 8,000
Canada Geese: 1,500
Tundra Swans: 500
Are you planning a visit to Middle Creek this year? Please take a look at the additional content located on this page to make sure you are prepared for your visit. While Middle Creek welcomes visitors during the 2021 migration season, there are a few changes to be aware of, mainly that the Visitors Center (including the restrooms) will remain closed this year. Check out the “What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your Visit" video and the map and viewing tips to see where alternative restroom facilities and informational kiosks are located.
Can't make it to Middle Creek this year to see the migration first-hand? Check out the live snow goose cam at Middle Creek.
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