Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

  11/1/2006 11/16/06 12/1/2006 12/16/06 1/1/2007 1/16/2007 2/1/2007 2/16/2007 3/1/2007
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  11/15/2006 11/30/2006 12/15/2006 12/31/2006 1/15/2007 1/31/2007 2/15/2007 2/29/07 3/16/2007
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
 
Canada Goose 160 55 620 1,165 2,856 2,477 536   110
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose   20 50 25 50 100      
Snow Goose                  
Ross's Goose     1 5          
Total Geese 160 75 671 1,195 2,906 2,577 536 N/A 110
 
Mallard 1,705 6,408 32,963 42,875 53,149 73,999 23,635   1,685
Black Duck 28 113 752 1,003 1,348 1,664 292   62
Gadwall 965 1,808 7,232 4,755 6,349 1,965 1,127   149
American Wigeon 60 150 625 140 1,170 120 135   10
Pintail   30 20 40 120 200      
Green-winged Teal 12 212 1,160 2,240 1,130 1,000 220   24
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler     10       10   30
Wood Duck       10     10   17
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead   65 100 10   10     20
Ring-necked Duck 400 1,500 2,820 3,945 10,520 10,270 3,035   550
Canvasback   105 220 950 2,400 1,400 1,705    
Scaup 8 1,050 2,904 2,090 1,067 675 1,757   666
Common Goldeneye     7 175 88 32 45   26
Bufflehead 10 155 201 293 273 215 231   333
Ruddy Duck 110 583 875 2,845 2,400 1,510 845   2,050
Hooded Merganser 150 115 502 434 247 108 73   40
Common Merganser                  
Red-breasted Merganser     11 30 60 22 70   91
Total Ducks 3,448 12,294 50,402 61,835 80,321 93,190 33,190 N/A 5,753
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 3 6 8 8 11 10 4   2
Bald Eagles (Immature)   1 7 4 8 13 10   1
Total Bald Eagles 3 7 15 12 19 23 14 N/A 3
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)           1      
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 N/A 0
 
Common Loon   41 61 28 46 17 22   34
American Coot 4,800 1,025 320 700 1,615 550 1,106   3,806
American White Pelican                  
Sandhill Crane     4     25      
 
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 11/1/2007 11/16/2007 12/3/2007 12/17/2007 1/9/2008 1/23/2008 2/11/2008 No Survey 3/5/2008
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat   Wheat

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009