The survey is out and sites slightly to moderately lower numbers this year. They do say that due to the abundance of water this year, birds may be more spread out than usual resulting in lower birds numbers sighted.
I'm optimistic. Wet winters/springs usually result in better hatches, or higher survival rates in my experience. Heavy snow in January may have resulted in winter mortality.
We'll see soon enough. I'm gonna be in the desert next weekend for 4 days, get a hunt or 2 in the middle of the week and hunt the Kali opener. After that, I should be able to make an accurate determination of this year' s numbers.