While much of BC has been dry, some waterfowl are staging in the northern Interior. It has also been relatively dry in the territories, but many broods are being observed. Broods are also abundant in the Prairie provinces. Alberta is lusher than usual, low evaporation rates are compensating for below-normal rainfall in Saskatchewan and loss of nests was lower than expected in Manitoba. Throughout the Eastern Region, wetlands conditions are good, as are the prospects for the fall flight.