Western Boreal Forest
Despite cooler-than-average temperatures, the breeding season is progressing with early-breeding waterfowl establishing nests.
Habitat conditions should support abundant nesting birds across the western boreal forest
. However, moisture would be welcome.
It is too early to predict brood production, but the 2014 Breeding Population Survey will provide some hints. The survey has been delayed in some boreal areas due to the persistence of ice cover.