In the BC/Boreal Region, BC has been relatively dry but snow accumulations have been favourable in the Western Boreal Forest, which should bode well for migrants. Breeding waterfowl should also find good spring conditions in the Prairie Region, most of which has experienced average to above-average winter precipitation, with the exception of Alberta’s southern Prairie. Winter conditions have been variable in Eastern Canada, where Great Lakes and St. Lawrence water levels have been low. Larger groups of American black ducks and mallards are being observed in Atlantic Canada as estuaries begin to open and fields become exposed.
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