Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2004/Winter 2005

  10/16/2004 11/1/2004 11/16/2004 12/1/2004 12/16/2004 1/1/2005 1/16/2005 2/1/2005 2/16/2005 3/1/2005
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  10/31/2004 11/15/2004 11/30/2004 12/15/2004 12/31/2004 1/15/2005 1/31/2005 2/15/2005 2/29/05 3/16/2005
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0   0   0 0 0 0  
 
Canada Goose 92 238   485   1,648 1,352 1,450 814  
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose                 20  
Snow Goose                    
Ross's Goose                    
Total Geese 92 238   485   1,648 1,352 1,450 834  
 
Mallard 75 1,656   114,476   17,975 15,604 21,290 6,415  
Black Duck   30   765   1,215 987 952 376  
Gadwall 715 570   1,502   2,040 1,391 1,250 725
American Wigeon 125 475   320   485 200 125 112
Pintail       65   95 20 50  
Green-winged Teal 18 20   25   50      
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler       10          
Wood Duck       30         12
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead           25     10
Ring-necked Duck   220   1,300   3,500 4,650 100 70
Canvasback       30   1,680 1,800 670 100
Scaup 4 30   605   2,055 2,550 275 405
Common Goldeneye       22   1,379 166 58 36
Bufflehead       78   181 114 224 256
Ruddy Duck   560   660   170 1,940 1,215 695
Hooded Merganser   215   451   1,189 566 220 360
Red-breasted Merganser       70   295 110 100  
Common Merganser           5     130
Total Ducks 937 3,776   17,409   32,339 30,098 26,529 9,702
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 1   33   19 15 6 7
Bald Eagles (Immature) 1 1   7   5 5 9 2
Total Bald Eagles 2 2   40   24 20 15 9
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0   0   0 0 0 0
0                  
Common Loon 7 4   8   14 66 5 106
American Coot 50 1,650   110   440 540 200 195
American White Pelican                  
Sandhill Crane                  
 
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 10/25/2004 11/5/2004 No Survey 12/14/2004 No Survey 1/6/2005 1/18/2005 2/11/2005 2/25/2006 No Survey
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Last updated: December 7, 2009