Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2012/Winter 2013

  11/1/2012 11/16/2012 12/1/2012 12/16/2012 1/1/2013
1/16/2013
2/1/2013
2/16/2013
 
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  11/15/2012 11/30/2012 12/15/20121 12/31/2012 1/15/2013
1/31/2013
2/15/2013
2/28/2013
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Total Swans
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose
60
572
266
610
1,270
1,877
950
220
Cackling Goose
White-fronted Goose
24
80
100
80
350
200
300
Snow Goose
10
20
20
50
Ross's Goose
5
13
4
1
Total Geese
89
582
366
730
1,413
2,231
1,150
521
 
Mallard
5,632
15,358
18,346
25,115
33,631
33,399
18,002
8,094
Black Duck
65
123
241
231
665
589
443
80
Gadwall
1,801
2,866
2,997
3,732
2,724
3,752
1,127
628
American Wigeon
80
660
548
1,220
765
962
220
120
Pintail
30
210
95
90
130
121
Green-winged Teal
20
300
670
835
977
228
250
120
Blue-winged Teal
Shoveler
30
Wood Duck
4
Unidentified Duck
Redhead
8
Ring-necked Duck
200
1,500
3,030
4,900
4,385
4,074
720
946
Canvasback
20
40
361
540
255
50
Scaup
640
1,185
1,185
1,039
1,085
1,276
900
703
Common Goldeneye
142
321
102
98
369
103
Bufflehead
50
229
181
211
237
310
195
196
Ruddy Duck
949
758
1,145
1,262
1,405
2,735
2,085
1,291
Hooded Merganser
250
503
650
120
142
218
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
10
21
20
3
Total Ducks
9,717
23,702
29,301
39,136
46,617
48,305
24,566
12,335
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)
6
5
18
17
15
22
13
12
Bald Eagles (Immature)
2
5
8
6
7
14
3
6
Total Bald Eagles
8
10
26
23
22
36
16
18
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)
1
Golden Eagles (Immature)
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
 
Common Loon
140
135
92
75
27
51
68
6
American Coot
4,470
5,480
1,450
4,400
497
914
368
340
American White Pelican
45
1
250
Sandhill Crane
22
22
22
22
 
Survey Details
Type
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Area Coverage
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Date Conducted
11/7/2012
11/19/2012
12/3/2012
12/17/2012
1/7/2013
1/23/2013
2/5/2013
2/19/2013
Observer
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: March 4, 2013