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Bird Counts

Waterfowl at DawnBird Counts are an important tool used at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge to help manage habitat for migratory birds. The counts done at Mingo focus primarily on waterfowl species and are conducted on a weekly basis during the migration period and through the winter when waterfowl utilize the refuge as a wintering area and stopover spot.


Species

1/14/15 1/23/15 1/28/15
Wood Duck 541 1332 1298
Blue-winged Teal      
Green-winged Teal 35 488 463
Mallard 9703 34364 31264
Northern Pintail 1168 1172 1001
Northern Shoveler 2240 2755 2334
Hooded Merganser 8 100 53
American Wigeon 750 320 336
Gadwall 2680 6949 4468
Ring-necked Duck 75 344 455
American Black Duck   3  
Redhead   4 4
Canvasback      
Bufflehead   2 13
Lesser Scaup      
Goldeneye   21 2
Ruddy Duck      
Common Merganser      
Total Ducks   17200 47854 41691
       
Coots   137 289
       
Canada Goose 722 1376 2233
Greater White-Fronted Goose 1175 2190 3447
Snow Goose 8 3  
Ross's Goose      
Trumpeter Swan 39 46 39
Common Loons      
       
Bald Eagle (adult) 9 8 5
Bald Eagle (Immature) 13 22 24
Golden Eagle      


Previous Bird Counts:

2014/2015 Season Counts

2013/2014 Season Counts

Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015
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