How Does That Work?
Why do ducks need those little wetlands anyway? Find out in this cartoon.Paddy O'Mallard Cartoon
About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
Estimates of waterfowl populations are at 49.2 million birds, up 8% from last year. Follow the link for the full report.Waterfowl Status Report 2014
Did You Know...
A hen will lead her ducklings up to a half mile or more over land after hatching to find a wetland suitable for living and feeding in.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Blue-winged Teal: Copyright Cole Morris
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014