Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2008/Winter 2009

  10/16/2008 11/1/2008 11/16/2008 12/1/2008 12/16/2008 1/1/2009 1/16/2009 2/1/2009 2/16/2009
 
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  10/31/2008 11/15/2008 11/30/2008 12/15/2008 12/31/2008 1/15/2009 1/31/2009 2/15/2009 2/28/2009
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 395 107 370 525 1,320 1,941 5,283 4,154 3,330
Cackling Goose                  
White-fronted Goose   20 50 75   80 203 200 350
Snow Goose           4   100 300
Ross's Goose 1   2            
Total Geese 404 127 422 600 1,320 2,025 5,486 4,454 3,980
 
Mallard 337 2,898 14,277 26,670 42,133 39,366 59,501 15,403 6,774
Black Duck   62 641 621 1,710 815 1,636 561 150
Gadwall 600 2,349 1,794 1,858 1,273 5,831 4,260 595 492
American Wigeon 15 410 275 1,177 600 385 1,440 650 77
Pintail     30 125 130 290 110    
Green-winged Teal 338 598 389 822 400 160 75 60 137
Blue-winged Teal 20                
Shoveler     25 25   10     30
Wood Duck   2              
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead         8 25   1  
Ring-necked Duck   32 3,150 6,320 6,190 4,254 10,870 1,520 2,200
Canvasback     30 1,000 1,735 2,080 4,960 585 1,550
Scaup   282 1,400 2,283 1,650 1,656 3,385 150 110
Common Goldeneye       8 180 36 68 310 9
Bufflehead   4 293 222 260 200 290 97 81
Ruddy Duck   455 1,585 2,245 2,950 2,648 2,670 2,025 1,500
Hooded Merganser   395 256 134 650 433 174 144 2
Common Merganser           10 5    
Red-breasted Merganser   20 40 58 145 120 155 6  
Total Ducks 1,310 7,507 24,185 43,568 60,014 58,319 89,599 22,107 13,112
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)   4 3 5 16 11 15 9 6
Bald Eagles (Immature)     1 6 10 8 16 8 20
Total Bald Eagles 0 4 4 11 26 19 31 17 26
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon   61 64 52 43 36 11 11 16
American Coot 2,000 7,810 3,600 700 790 352 370 145 150
American White Pelican 62 25             2
Sandhill Crane           6 10    
 
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 10/17/2008 11/3/2008 11/19/2008 12/4/2008 12/22/2008 1/08/2009 1/21/2009 2/2/2009 2/16/2009
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Last updated: December 7, 2009