The Detroit Lakes Wetland Management District was established for the production of waterfowl. Many species have declined with the plowing of prairie and draining of wetlands. However, the district acquires land and restores critical breeding habitat on Waterfowl Production Areas (WPA) in hopes of sustaining populations for years to come. Common waterfowl nesting in the district include mallard, blue-winged teal, canvasback, trumpeter swan and Canada goose among others. You may also see redhead, ring-necked duck, northern pintail, green-winged teal, lesser scaup, and more on the WPAs. During early spring, male ducks sporting their breeding plumage are a sight to see; in the early summer months look for broods during cooler times of the day; and district wetlands are teeming with waterfowl during spring and fall migration.