wintering ground

wintering ground

a corral or other enclosure in which pastured animals are maintained during the snow season and fed on stored feed.
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He learned that in the Green River valley the winters were severe, the snow frequently falling to the depth of several feet; and that there was no good wintering ground in the neighborhood.
Designated as an Important Bird Area by the National Audubon Society, the Sax-Zim Bog is a major wintering ground for northern owls including the "Phantom of the North"--the three-foot-tall great gray owl.
This bird would have been on its way to its wintering ground.
Thus, when the brant geese head south from Alaska in search of a wintering ground, they can scan the terrain from Humboldt Bay in Northern California all the way to Mexico's Baja peninsula and find exactly one shallow lagoon bay in which to set down.
It is recognized as a resting and wintering ground for more than 70 species of birds, including snipes and plovers, and also accommodates mangrove trees.
Short-eared Owls returned to their usual wintering ground at Tir Llwyd in Kinmel Bay.
The area off the Northumberland coast should be a major wintering ground for white-beaked dolphins, " he said.
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): A team of scientists has claimed to have identified the Gulf of Maine in the US as a wintering ground and potentially a new breeding ground for a group of endangered whales.
One of their highlights will be following the migration of Supergeese from Canada back to their wintering ground in Northern Ireland.
The proposal for a huge airport in the most environmentally sensitive area of the Valley of Mexico places it in an important wintering ground for thousands of migratory birds from the north.
The area is used by grizzly and black bears and is the wintering ground for the core range of the Belly River wolf pack.
The marsh is an important wintering ground for migrating waterfowl and has become one of the best birding sites in northern California.