Flyway Mississippi Flyway Flyway Location North Name Tom Forman Date 01/01/2016 Specific Location Northern Illinois Weather Condition Cold Temps with freezing rain and snow Summary Happy New Year! Winter Storm Goliath swept through the midwest with heavy rain, freezing rain and snow followed by cold temps. Canada Geese have been migrating in full force the last few days and the time is now to get out and hunt! The storm has finally pushed the majority of the birds out of the upper Mississippi Flyway states and have been pouring into northern Illinois. The last two weeks are really shaping up nicely to finish out the 2015 Waterfowl season.