Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2009/Winter 2010

  10/16/2009 11/1/2009 11/16/2009 12/1/2009 12/16/2009 1/1/2010
1/16/2010
2/1/2010
2/16/2010
 
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2/28/2010
Tundra Swan            
Trumpeter Swan            
Total Swans
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose  
120
200
220
2,385
4,632
4,402
Cackling Goose            
White-fronted Goose    
40
50
 
100
80
100
Snow Goose    
   
1
1
Ross's Goose    
2
   
Total Geese  
120
242
270
 
2,485
4,713
4,503
 
Mallard  
1,799
6,603
12,872
 
37,692
32,429
33,079
Black Duck  
11
115
481
 
2,244
1,826
1,665
Gadwall  
965
1,810
3,572
 
4,703
6,404
4,020
American Wigeon  
90
155
640
 
1,050
970
1,370
Pintail  
20
 
200
20
200
Green-winged Teal  
85
639
1,102
   
Blue-winged Teal  
 
   
Shoveler  
 
   
15
Wood Duck  
10
 
   
Unidentified Duck  
 
   
Redhead  
 
250
 
70
20
20
Ring-necked Duck  
690
1,000
 
3,550
7,850
3,520
Canvasback  
250
 
1,850
2,040
620
Scaup  
200
800
2,450
 
2,480
1,009
813
Common Goldeneye  
10
 
128
429
143
Bufflehead  
56
112
533
 
283
428
222
Ruddy Duck  
480
474
280
 
670
1,900
870
Hooded Merganser  
150
220
639
 
790
174
250
Common Merganser  
 
 
24
12
Red-breasted Merganser  
 
20
 
600
110
18
Total Ducks
3,936
11,888
23,849
56,334
55,636
46,810
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)  
2
9
10
 
11
15
8
Bald Eagles (Immature)  
3
7
8
 
15
8
31
Total Bald Eagles  
5
16
18
 
26
23
39
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)      
   
Golden Eagles (Immature)      
   
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
 
Common Loon  
166
41
49
 
15
60
American Coot  
3,000
4,250
50
 
130
325
830
American White Pelican  
27
 
   
Sandhill Crane      
   
 
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 No survey 11/06/2009 11/24/2009
12/4/09
No Survey
1/5/10
No Survey
2/3/10
2/17/10
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat
Wheat
Wheat Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: February 19, 2010