Colorado Parks & Wildlife - Species Data - Canada Geese Molting Area
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologists, District Wildlife Managers, and Researchers
CanadaGeeseMoltingArea is an ESRI SDE Feature Class showing Molting Areas for Goose species: Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) in Colorado. Molting Areas are defined as areas of water used primarily by non-breeding birds, that cannot be positively assigned as originating from specific nesting areas during molt. This information was derived from field personnel. A variety of data capture techniques were used including drawing on mylar overlays at 1:50,000 scale USGS county mapsheets and implementation of the SmartBoard Interactive Whiteboard using stand-up, real-time digitizing at various scales (Cowardin, M., M. Flenner. March 2003. Maximizing Mapping Resources. GeoWorld 16(3):32-35).