Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2011/Winter 2012

  10/16/2011 11/1/2011 11/16/2011 12/1/2011 12/16/2011 1/1/2012
1/16/2012
2/1/2012
2/16/2012
 
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1/31/2012
2/15/2012
2/28/2012
Tundra Swan  
Trumpeter Swan  
Total Swans  
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose  
182
100
490
1,027
845
807
Cackling Goose  
White-fronted Goose  
30
180
100
150
250
Snow Goose  
Ross's Goose  
1
3
3
1
Total Geese  
182
130
671
1,130
998
1,058
 
Mallard  
175
9,246
25,547
25,012
39,425
23,279
Black Duck  
10
119
429
645
440
316
Gadwall  
788
2,224
7,103
3,915
4,332
5,332
American Wigeon  
20
223
1,088
700
923
552
Pintail  
15
155
20
715
110
Green-winged Teal  
206
380
285
253
730
705
Blue-winged Teal  
Shoveler  
20
40
Wood Duck  
5
10
Unidentified Duck  
Redhead  
20
Ring-necked Duck  
30
2,380
5,330
5,950
3,690
620
Canvasback  
84
225
30
120
3
Scaup  
20
405
491
1,186
444
819
Common Goldeneye  
155
156
244
175
Bufflehead  
312
342
272
321
432
Ruddy Duck  
185
1,005
2,080
2,066
2,010
2,275
Hooded Merganser  
14
55
522
829
77
175
Common Merganser  
Red-breasted Merganser  
5
5
3
6
105
Total Ducks  
1,453
16,493
43,797
41,037
53,487
34,898
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)  
9
9
13
20
33
5
Bald Eagles (Immature)  
12
6
14
7
19
6
Total Bald Eagles  
21
15
27
27
52
11
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)  
Golden Eagles (Immature)  
Total Golden Eagles  
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Common Loon  
83
127
25
52
28
36
American Coot  
2,900
400
570
100
302
American White Pelican  
134
Sandhill Crane  
2
20
30
22
 
Survey Details
Type  
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Area Coverage  
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Date Conducted No Survey
11.1.2011
11.18.2011
No Survey
12.21.11
1.3.2012
1.20.2012
2.2.2012
Observer
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: February 15, 2012