Waterfowl Migration Reports — Canada

Avery Outdoors takes a look at waterfowl migration reports.


Name: Bill Dougan

Date: October 13, 2014

Location:Cochrane, Alberta

Weather: Temperatures will be averaging around + 12 for high to + 2 for the lows and mostly sunny for the week with possible showers on Wednesday.                           

Snow Cover: Hopefully none for the next month or so.

Water Conditions: The water levels are still low in some ponds. It has been a very dry fall so far this season.    

Feeding Conditions: Feeding conditions are good most of the harvest is in now.

Species and Numbers: There are good numbers of both ducks and geese here now. Starting to see more snows and specs and a few swans.

Migrations: A lot of birds still in northern parts of the province. Weather is still good up north need some cold weather to push more birds south.

Season Stage: We are just starting our fifth week of the season which opened on September 8.

Hunting Report: Still some great hunting up north and some awesome hunting in Edmonton area. Hunting is starting to pick up in the southern areas as well.

Gossip: Seeing lots of swans in the area.


Name:  Chris Stoddart

Date:Oct 13, 2014

Location:Lac Nilgaut, QC

Weather:Clear and cooler (average hi 48; average low 37 degrees).

Snow Cover: Nil

Water Conditions: Open

Feeding Conditions: Excellent in back bays and ponds

Species and Numbers:Excellent numbers of wood ducks, very good     numbers black ducks, ring bills.  Average numbers of scaup. 

Migrations:No noticeable migrations, just local birds

Season Stage: Mid - season

Hunting Report: Good

Gossip: Duck hunting is really good, lots of numbers.  Quebec moose hunt in full swing.


Name: Mike Bard      

Date:October 14, 2014

Location:Walkerton, Ontario Canada

Weather:Overcast, rainy, warm, and windy.

Snow Cover: None

Water Conditions: Low

Feeding Conditions: Good and improving.

Species and Numbers:Canada goose numbers are excellent while duck numbers are low, but improving.

Migrations:Small push late last week into the weekend and have stalled since.

Season Stage:Early

Hunting Report: The goose hunting has been very good with duck hunting hit or miss.



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