Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2001/Winter 2002

  10/16/2001 11/1/2001 11/16/2001 12/1/2001 12/16/2001 1/1/2002 1/16/2002 2/1/2002 2/16/2002
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  10/31/2001 11/15/2001 11/30/2001 12/15/2001 12/31/2001 1/15/2002 1/31/2002 2/15/2002 2/29/02
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 64 148 196 335 534 2,305 2,402 1,774 1,782
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose             9 40 120
Snow Goose       2         9
Ross's Goose                  
Total Geese 64 148 196 337 534 2,305 2,411 1,814 1,911
 
Mallard 1,100 4,890 8,509 16,910 16,042 58,710 54,296 15,767 12,216
Black Duck 18 236 482 863 1,046 3,113 2,450 724 411
Gadwall 1,032 1,617 1,605 2,412 7,525 5,934 4,135 1,514 817
American Wigeon 362 250 350 580 1,550 2,150 1,260 440 100
Pintail 50 20 50 100 150 100 620 50 10
Green-winged Teal 285 470 830 150 550 903 1,752 430 820
Blue-winged Teal 20                
Shoveler   20             12
Wood Duck     3 4 12       7
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead       4 10 50 12    
Ring-necked Duck   94 560 2,300 3,680 6,000 5,194 1,200 1,750
Canvasback       70 100 2,010 1,188 100 110
Scaup   70 362 1,400 1,332 426 708 44 90
Common Goldeneye     64   10 89 215 21 41
Bufflehead   84 263 236 318 211 321 182 211
Ruddy Duck 510 1,660 1,976 2,370 2,400 2,390 2,395 2,370 1,165
Hooded Merganser 20       360 729 992 420 254
Red-breasted Merganser       60 20 20 68 8 151
Common Merganser         33 70 114 76  
Total Ducks 3,397 9,411 15,254 28,002 35,138 82,905 75,720 23,346 18,165
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)   5 9 7 9 15 11 6 7
Bald Eagles (Immature)   1 8 8 9 8 6 9 7
Total Bald Eagles 0 6 17 15 18 23 17 15 14
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)     1            
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon 10 68 21 118 3   27   19
American Coot 3,630 2,533 1,170 7,540 2,833 2,600 875 1,180 750
American White Pelican   12 4            
Sandhill Crane               32  
 
Survey Details                  
Type Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial
Area Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Date Conducted 10/25/2001 11/8/2001 11/20/2001 12/4/2001 12/19/2001 1/8/2002 1/22/2002 2/8/2002 2/21/2002
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Last updated: December 7, 2009