Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2005/Winter 2006

  10/16/05 11/1/2005 11/16/05 12/1/2005 12/16/05 1/1/2006 1/16/2006 2/1/2006 2/16/2006 3/1/2006
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  10/31/2005 11/15/2005 11/30/2005 12/15/2005 12/31/2005 1/15/2006 1/31/2006 2/15/2006 2/29/06 3/16/2006
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
 
Canada Goose 52 323 206 292 1,455 1,515 1,290 989 863  
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose             30 30 20  
Snow Goose           57   4    
Ross's Goose                    
Total Geese 52 323 206 292 1,455 1,572 1,320 1,023 883  
 
Mallard 79 1,013 4,255 7,807 23,537 24,828 30,882 17,011 3,153  
Black Duck   20 193 295 1,300 1,455 1,185 813 191  
Gadwall 107 3,910 1,470 900 2,550 3,478 1,486 1,185 433
American Wigeon 55 480 230 160 655 510 607 118 41
Pintail   2 30 30 6 40 110    
Green-winged Teal 50 360 452 540 290 450 427 330 53
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler           5   2  
Wood Duck   3   20     10    
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead         20   100    
Ring-necked Duck   103 730 950 5,750 3,820 4,300 1,300 420
Canvasback       100 550 1,180 2,050 700 200
Scaup     270 20 1,795 1,370 1,143 210 836
Common Goldeneye       5 42 102 83 34 178
Bufflehead     174 311 237 189 136 84 234
Ruddy Duck   335 530 1,124 1,132 2,180 1,995 1,310 2,830
Hooded Merganser   74 423 254 425 470 222 112 215
Red-breasted Merganser       45 50 200 100 64 220
Common Merganser       15 8 30 8    
Total Ducks 291 6,300 8,757 12,576 38,357 40,307 44,844 23,273 9,004
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 2 4 6 7 20 13 10 6
Bald Eagles (Immature) 2 1 4 1 2 4 4 6 3
Total Bald Eagles 3 3 8 7 9 24 17 16 9
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon     15 34 29 16 18 66 12
American Coot     2,095 100 720 2,140 120 845 559
American White Pelican   75         400 14  
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 10/17/2005 11/7/2005 11/17/2005 12/2/2005 12/16/2005 1/3/2006 1/18/2006 2/1/2006 2/21/2006 No Survey
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Last updated: December 7, 2009