Mike Niles and I took 7 students this morning to Squaw Creek NWR.  The rain held off and we had a nice morning.  We had to leave the refuge by 12:40 p.m. to return home and about 200-250,000 snow geese had returned from the morning feeding.  They were still coming in when we left so I am not sure how many are still using the refuge. They started returning around 10:30-11:00 and I know they reported 1.6 million last Monday and when I called yesterday they thought around one million. 


Other species:


Bald eagles -10

Canada Geese

White-fronted Geese

Ross’ Geese



GW and BW teal

Am. Widgeon


N. Shoveler

Wood Duck


Ring-necked Duck

L. Scaup



Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Am. Coot


Great Blue Heron

Trumpeter Swan

White Pelican

Ring-billed Gull

Red-winged Blackbird

Pied-billed Grebe


Terry L. Miller

Kearney HS

Clay Co., MO

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