Down from last year which is too bad..due to a late lasting winter and some flooded food source this spring. But better brooding and rearing habitat in many prairie pothole regions (not sure about the Borreal Forest areas) . I started early scouting last week and saw a little more vegetation and thicker cover and better possible concealment than last year.
They mention some traditional migration "lanes" and routes still have drought.
Sorry if this has already been posted
Here is the link from DU.
http://www.ducks.org/conservation/water ... poe=eblast