Reproductive success of Canada geese in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana

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REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS OF CANADA GEESE IN THE BITTERROOT VALLEY, MONTANA By Dennis L. Flath B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, Presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Wildlife Biology UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA Approved by: Chairman, Board of Examiners De radua^e School DateCited by: 1.

By Dennis L. Flath, Published on 01/01/ Reproductive success of Canada geese in the Bitterroot Valley Montana. Dennis L. Flath, The University of Montana. AbstractCited by: 1. An illustration of an open book.

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Reproductive success of Canada geese in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana by Dennis L. Flath, unknown edition. In the Bitterroot Valley, Canada geese, or “Honkers” as they are often referred to, reside yearlong. However, the numbers peak in the winter, when resident birds join with migratory flocks.

Flath, D. Reproductive success of Canada geese in the Bitterroot Valley, Montana. M.S. thesis. University of Montana, Missoula. 61 pp. Flath, D. Canada goose-osprey interactions. Auk Geis, M. Productivity of Canada Geese in the Flathead Valley, l of Wildlife Management The Branta canadensis, better known as the Canada Goose is a magnificent bird which can be found all over North America.

People from all over Montana book America look towards the sky when the Canada Geese go honking overhead in their trademark "V" formation, and because they nest all over Canada and some of the United States many people have a chance to witness the birds migration to the nesting.

Agricultural production in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana officially began in the ’s, when priests encouraged the planting and harvest of crops near present-day Stevensville.

Salish-Kootenai Indians dug Bitterroots [the Bitterroot, Lewisia redivia, the state flower], picked berries, fished and hunted game, but probably did not plant. Aggression, Triumph Ceremony, and Calling by breeding male geese reinforced pair bonds and were performed most frequently in the context of territorial display.

The Triumph Ceremonies of breeding females also strengthened pair bonds and were probably essential for establishing a territory and reproductive success. Canada Geese are common and increased between andaccording to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The total North American population in was between million to over million.

The species rates a 6 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score. Nesting Location—smaller subspecies nest in northern Canada.

Geese that nest in Montana are the larger nine to 12 pound subspecies.

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Eggs—geese generally lay about four to seven eggs, called a clutch ; Incubation—eggs hatch after about 30 days ; Young geese—called "goslings" Migration.

OF THE BITTERROOT VALLEY, SOUTHWESTERN MONTANA By E. McMuRTEEY, K. KONIZESKI, M. JOHNSON, and J. BARTELLS ABSTRACT The Bitterroot Valley is a Late Cretaceous structural basin that was partly filled at its deepest point by more than 1, feet of Tertiary sediments.

These. Despite the fact that Canada geese are easy to identify, Canada geese are actually represented by several subspecies.

Taxonomists recognize at least 11 or 12 races — maybe more — of the species. of Montana, Missoula, April, Prepared for the Ravalli County Right to Farm and Ranch Board and Bitter Root Land Trust This report examines implications of population growth and housing and other development in Montana’s Bitterroot Valley for area agriculture.

The altercations between Canada Geese are so heated right now with babies emerging from nests.

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They start with the alligator imitation and then end with a chase. Who says you can't walk across water?. In Montana the American Bullfrog has been documented with an almost continuous distribution in the valley bottoms along the Bitterroot River downstream of Darby, the Clark Fork River downstream of Missoula, and the Flathead River downstream of Dixon (Hendricks and Reichel b, Werner and ReichelWerner et al.

the Bitterroot Valley of Southwest Montana. This north-south valley begins at Lolo, Montana and terminates on the Idaho border; a distance of approximately 80 miles. The refuge lies entirely within Ravalli County.

Water impoundments provided a chain of ponds and sloughs which give excellent observing points for most local species of ducks. Kujala is quick to qualify that the wealth of wildlife is a “big picture” view of the state.

In places like the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana, where elk numbers have declined as wolf. Find Wildlife Refuges in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana, Wildlife, Family Vacation in Montana's Bitterroot Valley, Montana Cabins. The Canada goose was one of the many species described by Carl Linnaeus in his 18th-century work Systema Naturae.

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It belongs to the Branta genus of geese, which contains species with largely black plumage, distinguishing them from the grey species of the genus Anser. Branta was a Latinised form of Old Norse Brandgás, "burnt (black) goose" and the specific epithet canadensis is a New Latin.

CORVALLIS — With the growth of the cold-hardy fruit production in Canada and Northern Europe, Montana’s Bitterroot Valley beginning to produce health-benefiting fruit Success Stories. The Bitterroot Valley of western Montana, showing a typical habitat for the rare species, Arabis fecunda: dry and rocky with erodible, sparsely vegetated slopes.

This species has a mixed mating system and exhibits inbreeding depression, attributes of reproductive biology that may complicate efforts to preserve its populations.

Montana's Bitterroot Valley: Tourism and Relocation magazine book online at or call The sky is dotted with the v-shaped formations of Canada Geese. Finding where geese roost and feed is 90 percent of the game. Geese roost overnight on water and may feed twice a day. They tend to leave the roost mid morning and head for a field to feed, return to roost mid-day, and then back to the field before dusk.

On a very cold day they may not fly. An illustration of an open book. Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. the Bitterroot Valley, per- haps Montana's best fruit-growing area, is sheltered by the Sapphire Mountains on the east and the Bitterroot Range on the west.

Canada geese are most plentiful in Montana's wild goose population and the beautiful snow goose. Elk are one of Montana's wildlife success stories, growing from an estimated 8, animals in to more thantoday.

In places like the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana. Columbia River. This report summarizes results of studies of Canada geese (Branta canadensis moffitti) at the Hanford Site dating back to the s.

Results include information on the nesting (reproductive) success of Canada geese using the Hanford Reach, review of the local and regional migration of this. re-establish Canada goose populations. Within the past 20 years Indiana’s Canada goose population has grown to almostbirds.

The increase in small urban and suburban retention ponds, the high reproductive success and the low mortality of the Canada goose subspecies found in Indiana all contribute to the growing population size.

Canada geese prefer large, safe areas near bodies of water to feed and preen, and the Valley suits their needs. Originally attracted to agricultural areas, the geese come back yearly to several. The size of the nesting territory is determined by the aggressiveness of the particular pair of birds.

Pair formation in Canadian geese tends to be permanent until one of the pair dies; the remaining bird will often re-mate within the same breeding season. Since geese can live as long as 20 years, there are many offspring produced by a pair.

THIS BOOK has grown out of the proceed­ ings of a symposium on Canada geese spon­ sored by the North Central Section of The Wildlife Society and held in conjunction with the 29th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference at Madison, Wisconsin, on Decem The goose symposium was the second in a biennial series.

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