Total Pond Numbers

Total Pond Numbers

Despite an early spring over most of the survey area, habitat conditions during the 2015 WBPHS were similar to or poorer than last year. In many areas, the decline in habitat conditions was due to average to below-average annual precipitation, with the exception of portions of southern Saskatchewan and central latitudes of eastern Canada. The total pond estimate (Prairie Canada and U.S. combined) was 6.3 ± 0.2 million, which was 12% below the 2014 estimate of 7.2 ± 0.2 million and 21% above the long-term average of 5.2 ± 0.03 million.