MLMP - Results for the Kandiyohi Index Area 1994-2002

Map of Kandiyohi Index Area

The Kandiyohi Index Area is located in the West-Central part of Minnesota, and has had 79 to 103 lakes surveyed per year between 1994 and 2002. Statistical analysis is ongoing, and has been completed through 2001.

In Summary:

Graph of Loon Abundance
Figure 1. LOON ABUNDANCE - Adult loons seen per 100 acres of lake surface within the Kandiyohi Index Area.
Graph of Loon Occupancy
Figure 2. LOON OCCUPANCY - Percent of lakes in the Kandiyohi Index Area with any adult loons.
Graph of Loon Reproductive Success
Figure 3. LOON REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS - Juvenile loons for every two adult loons on a lake within the Kandiyohi Index Area.
Graph of Goose Abundance
Figure 4. GOOSE ABUNDANCE - Adult geese seen per 100 acres of lake surface within the Kandiyohi Index Area.

 

Table 1. Total number of loons, juvenile loons, geese, and juvenile geese observed in 1994 - 2002 in the Kandiyohi Index Area
Year Total Adult Loons Total Juvenile Loons Lakes with Adult Loons Lakes with Juvenile Loons Total Adult Canada Geese Total Juvenile Canada Geese Total # of Lakes Surveyed
1994 61 31 25 13 0 0 92
1995 55 12 30 9 154 81 103
1996 96 28 30 13 139 244 97
1997 69 20 26 10 113 178 79
1998 84 31 34 19 511 442 92
1999 78 18 28 12 404 252 98
2000 86 17 28 9 704 310 91
2001 87 24 32 13 157 150 96
2002 100 26 36 14 221 335 94

 


We extend our heartfelt thanks to the hundreds of volunteer observers who continue to make the MLMP a success. Without your persistence and hard work, the DNR would be without a means of reporting on the health of our state bird. We and Minnesota's loons appreciate your commitment!

We acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Douglas Hawkins, University of Minnesota, for statistical analysis, and Eric Hanson for the initial design and implementation of the MLMP.


Contact Information for the Kandiyohi Index Area

Lisa Gelvin-Innvaer, Kandiyohi Index Area Coordinator
Minnesota DNR, Nongame Wildlife Program
261 Hwy 15 South
New Ulm, MN 56073
Phone: 507/359-6033
E-mail: lisa.gelvin-innvaer@state.mn.us