Total Pond Numbers

Total Pond Numbers

Spring was delayed even later than last year across most of the survey area. Habitat conditions during the survey were mostly improved or similar to last year, due to average to above-average annual precipitation. The exceptions were west-central Alberta and east of James Bay in Quebec. The total pond estimate (Prairie Canada and U.S. combined) was 7.2 ± 0.2 million which was similar to the 2013 estimate of 6.9 ± 0.2 million and 40% above the long-term average of 5.1 ± 0.03 million.