Eurasian Collard Dove Population Expansion

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    Strietwise
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    I have been following the movement of the Eurasian Collard Dove across America on the internet.    There is some good information out there but there are also lots of gaps.   They list my state of Maryland as having a limited but growing population.   I have been looking for them on the farms I hunt and never spotted one.   It would be interesting to hear from others on when, where and how fast they moved into their state or part of the country.   My guess is there is no better qualified or experienced group than the folks on this forum to share what they have observed.  It might help some of us get a better understanding of what to expect.    

    If you have any info to share I believe many of us would like to hear it.  

    Thanks in advance for sharing.  

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    Bob_O
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    None in my area……..Central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

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    davidsng
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    Just saw them in Southern Minnesota.  Shot my first Collared Dove a little over one weeks ago.  I heard from others that they were first seen in the west part of the state two summers ago. That would be summer of '17, I believe.

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    Element
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    They have been in Nebraska for 15+ yrs!

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    Super-Shoot
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    If you haven't seen a collared dove (Eurasian Dove, or Streptopelia decaocto) in your area, it is only because you haven't looked! They are now in every state in the lower 48, and there have been sightings in Hawaii. I suspect, since there are Mourning Doves in Alaska, they too will have them as native within a few years, if not months!

    Just this past October (west Texas), examples of mixed-breed, White Wing/ Collared, doves have been harvested. They are so evasive, there isn't one state which protects them. I have them all over my acreage, because we feed the deer (guess why?).

    If you want to know more, look here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_collared_dove

     

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    Bob_O
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    I've looked.

    I'm pretty far north.  When they arrive, I'll notice.

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    Hookster
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    I seen my first collard dove in March of 2018. I was hunting in Idaho while visiting a friend. My first impression was how could you ever miss this bird, almost twice the size of a mourning dove. Cant wait to see them in New York State. 

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    cmatera
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    I love 'em.  No closed season, and they're big-I'm not a very good shot, but I just had double cataract surgery so I may be able to do better.

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    markT
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    Got em in upstate SC. Kill em all. 

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    Boog
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     I live in the Delmarva region. I have not spotted any in Delaware, but did see them in Chincoteague Va., so I expect to be seeing them soon. 

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    Bruce
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    Have not spotted any in my part of Maryland…..Carroll County.   All I see on my bird feeders are morning doves but I keep looking.

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    intenseaty22
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    I see them regularly in N. GA. Not in huge flocks, but pretty often, 1-3 at same time. 

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    RidinLou
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    I have seen them in Mobile AL, but as yet have not seen any in middle Tennessee.

    I understand that they are in west TN.

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    Beach-gunner
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    I’ve seen more than a few in coastal AL, but doesn’t seem to be a big problem.  Every now and then while hunting Mourning Dove…during season of course….a few of the Eurasian dove will flock in.

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    Dairyboy
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    We get tons of them here in central Washington. Rarely see a mourning dove anymore. Same in Cali when I lived there 10yrs ago

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    Saltlake58
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    Salt Lake City, UT – at least 10 years, lots and lots and lots of them.  A few Mourning doves left from time to time, but mostly the larger Eurasians.  Seems they got loose from a pet store or something like that in the Caribbean, and started colonizing the South Eastern States, from there they moved anywhere they could stand the temperatures.  Really cold places they aren't their favorite so only warmer places get the birds.  Unfortunately, Salt Lake isn't cold enough. (Go figure)

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    Strietwise
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    Rumor has it they are even in Alaska.    Can’t make sense of their expansion.   We have pretty mild temperatures here in Maryland and I haven’t seen one and I have been looking.    

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