Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Busseltown 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    
40
220
 
500
 
420
500
Cackling Goose    
 
 
White-fronted Goose    
 
 
Snow Goose    
 
 
Ross's Goose    
 
 
Total Geese  
0
40
220
 
500
 
420
500
 
Mallard  
40
175
420
 
6,520
 
8,961
15,858
Black Duck    
21
 
620
 
665
645
Gadwall    
10
120
 
890
 
1,250
1,270
American Wigeon    
20
   
20
 
200
310
Pintail    
10
 
150
 
220
740
Green-winged Teal    
2
 
40
 
600
Blue-winged Teal    
 
 
Shoveler    
 
 
20
Wood Duck  
30
37
25
 
 
20
4
Unidentified Duck      
 
 
Redhead      
 
 
Ring-necked Duck  
5
 
50
 
500
 
820
500
Canvasback      
 
 
Scaup      
 
 
Common Goldeneye      
 
 
1
1
Bufflehead      
 
 
Ruddy Duck          
 
Hooded Merganser  
6
5
   
20
 
Common Merganser          
 
Red-breasted Merganser          
 
Total Ducks  
81
247
648
 
8,760
 
12,157
19,928
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)      
 
 
Bald Eagles (Immature)      
1
 
 
1
Total Bald Eagles  
0
0
1
 
0
 
0
1
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)          
 
Golden Eagles (Immature)          
 
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
 
0
 
0
0
 
Common Loon          
 
American Coot  
35
20
   
 
60
200
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 No Survey 11/6/2009 11/24/2009
12/4/90
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: December 7, 2009