Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2002/Winter 2003

  10/16/2002 11/1/2002 11/16/2002 12/1/2002 12/16/2002 1/1/2003 1/16/2003 2/1/2003 2/16/2003
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  10/31/2002 11/15/2002 11/30/2002 12/15/2002 12/31/2002 1/15/2003 1/31/2003 2/15/2003 2/29/03
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 36 450 200 638 850 962 2,105 1,875 915
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose           30      
Snow Goose   1              
Ross's Goose                  
Total Geese 36 451 200 638 850 992 2,105 1,875 915
 
Mallard 319 1,634 5,724 16,736 23,941 17,639 24,182 6,284 1,621
Black Duck 22 158 371 651 1,716 1,597 3,930 607 228
Gadwall 483 1,742 1,936 4,864 3,834 2,390 2,956 672 336
American Wigeon 50 535 670 490 680 555 425 160 44
Pintail     75 60 230 115 220    
Green-winged Teal 91 550 195 1,220 2,420 950 250 175 20
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler     15     30      
Wood Duck   23 30 3   2     10
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead         85 30 20 5  
Ring-necked Duck   30 180 1,315 6,970 1,445 2,950 1,960 280
Canvasback       290 1,905 1,130 1,470 970 20
Scaup 20 463 583 480 3,399 1,890 120 455 212
Common Goldeneye     21 29 194 311 50 115 48
Bufflehead   191 184 122 246 304 201 157 208
Ruddy Duck 210 640 1,465 990 3,286 1,625 785 1,270 1,317
Hooded Merganser 2     737 638 315 213 365 57
Red-breasted Merganser     50 134 252 125 6 10 53
Common Merganser             50 2 11
Total Ducks 1,197 6,106 11,983 28,121 49,796 30,453 37,828 13,207 4,465
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 1 4 16 22 22 18 13 27
Bald Eagles (Immature) 1 2 7 18 8 12 21 9 16
Total Bald Eagles 2 3 11 34 30 34 39 22 43
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)       1          
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon   28 49 23 37 18      
American Coot 450 1,570 3,110 533 770 1,370 420 110 743
American White Pelican       41          
Sandhill Crane                  
 
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 10/17/2002 11/4/2002 11/19/2002 12/2/2002 12/16/2002 1/6/2003 1/22/2003 2/11/2003 2/24/2003
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Last updated: December 7, 2009