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Waterfowl & Wetlands


Why do ducks need those little wetlands anyway? Find out in this cartoon.

Paddy O'Mallard Cartoon

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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2014 Status of Waterfowl

2014 Waterfowl Report

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
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Blue-winged Teal: Copyright Cole Morris
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2014
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