Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2003/Winter 2004

  10/16/2003 11/1/2003 11/16/2003 12/1/2003 12/16/2003 1/1/2004 1/16/2004 2/1/2004 2/16/2004 3/1/2004
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  10/31/2003 11/15/2003 11/30/2003 12/15/2003 12/31/2003 1/15/2004 1/31/2004 2/15/2004 2/29/2004 3/16/2004
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 15 31 138 526 670 854 1,630 3,380 1,459 10
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose         50   50 150 50  
Snow Goose   1                
Ross's Goose                    
Total Geese 15 32 138 526 720 854 1,680 3,530 1,509 10
 
Mallard 114 1,219 6,897 16,364 26,637 10,512 28,554 8,369 3,116 44
Black Duck   8 148 246 1,002 402 1,228 429 185 7
Gadwall 847 1,115 1,107 2,977 2,890 1,347 1,904 710 563 135
American Wigeon 93 175 240 510 275 75 120 142 90  
Pintail 10 10   60 60 35 20      
Green-winged Teal 361 590 673 2,735 1,050 632 560 260 92 30
Blue-winged Teal 20 10   1            
Shoveler                 5 40
Wood Duck                    
Unidentified Duck                    
Redhead       20   20   25 20 10
Ring-necked Duck   35 850 1,275 3,130 1,450 3,150 1,650 1,458 600
Canvasback       613 220 1,213 1,350 1,632 980 450
Scaup     20 20 570 630 1,365 607 359 171
Common Goldeneye       47   184 181 149 135 12
Bufflehead     76 333 194 187 133 153 198 144
Ruddy Duck 210 238 1,530 2,170 1,990 1,198 2,085 2,710 2,660 650
Hooded Merganser 2 2 3 231 140 72 741 314 196  
Red-breasted Merganser           20 7 108 101  
Common Merganser             80 19 34  
Total Ducks 1,445 3,402 11,544 27,602 38,158 17,977 41,478 17,277 10,192 2,293
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 1 5 13 17 13 6 14 12 7
Bald Eagles (Immature) 1 2 1 4 5 9 8 2 5 2
Total Bald Eagles 2 3 6 17 22 19 14 16 17 9
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)               1    
Golden Eagles (Immature)                    
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Common Loon     105 13 26 6 37   65  
American Coot 300 400 1,510 600 950 20 70 300 410 550
American White Pelican 45 61 16              
Sandhill Crane           10 10      
 
Survey Details                    
Type Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial
Area Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Date Conducted 10/16/2003 11/3/2003 11/20/2003 12/2/2003 12/17/2003 1/6/2004 1/20/2004 2/4/2004 2/17/2004 3/8/2004
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Last updated: December 7, 2009