Thursday, July 18, 2013

Dense Dove Population

The Mourning Dove is the most widespread and abundant game bird in North America.

 Picture from All About Birds

Every year hunters harvest more than 20 million mourning doves, but the it remains one of the most abundant birds with a U.S. population estimated at 350 million.  They are at least part-time residents throughout the entire continent as well as Central America, and live year-round in most of the United States.

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