Waterfowl

Waterfowl numbers down

Ask most any birder or waterfowl hunter how many ducks they have been seeing this winter and the answer is fewer than normal.  I throw my vote in with that lot as well.  The numbers on our ponds have been really low– just like the water level. A male Hooded Merganser.  Photo by L. Dillon […]

Record number of ducks this year

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has just released the 2012 “Trends in Duck Breeding Populations” report and estimates waterfowl production in North America’s duck factory is at a record high.  This year’s  estimate of 48.6 million is significantly higher than the 45.6 million birds estimated last year and 43 percent above the long-term average.  A […]