Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Busseltown Unit

Fall 2002/Winter 2003

  10/16/2002 11/1/2002 11/16/2002 12/1/2002 12/16/2002 1/1/2003 1/16/2003 2/1/2003 2/16/2003
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  10/31/2002 11/15/2002 11/30/2002 12/15/2002 12/31/2002 1/15/2003 1/31/2003 2/15/2003 2/29/03
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 100 12 100 299 892 940 934 884 965
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose               16  
Snow Goose                 1
Ross's Goose     3 1 1   2    
Total Geese 100 12 103 300 893 940 936 900 966
 
Mallard 29 635 112 2,696 2,695 5,636 6,335 4,183 3,949
Black Duck   2 5 62 60 466 622 215 264
Gadwall 14 82 10 154 347 1,580 544 466 1,980
American Wigeon   10   30 10 420 260 250 910
Pintail         30 250 300 160 710
Green-winged Teal 25 20 15 30 104 420 300 100 200
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler         10 25 50   110
Wood Duck 20 89 45 112 40 112 25   12
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead                  
Ring-necked Duck   200   170 20 390 115 300 450
Canvasback       6 1        
Scaup   20              
Common Goldeneye                  
Bufflehead     20            
Ruddy Duck                  
Hooded Merganser   20 20 4 20   10   20
Red-breasted Merganser                  
Common Merganser                  
Total Ducks 88 1,078 227 3,264 3,337 9,299 8,561 5,674 8,504
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)             1    
Bald Eagles (Immature) 1                
Total Bald Eagles 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon                  
American Coot 215   100 200 20 90   50  
American White Pelican                  
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 10/17/2002 11/4/2002 11/19/2002 12/2/2002 12/16/2002 1/6/2003 1/22/2003 2/11/2003 2/24/2003
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Last updated: December 7, 2009