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.
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This is our most common nesting duck. Look carefully to spot it – blue-winged teal are one of our smallest ducks, and they like to feed and rest along the edges of shallow wetlands.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted.
Last Updated: May 20, 2013