Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2001/Winter 2002

  10/16/2001 11/1/2001 11/16/2001 12/1/2001 12/16/2001 1/1/2002 1/16/2002 2/1/2002 2/16/2002
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  10/31/2001 11/15/2001 11/30/2001 12/15/2001 12/31/2001 1/15/2002 1/31/2002 2/15/2002 2/29/02
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 461 370 884 1,460 1,704 3,360 2,816 2,511 2,088
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose   9 40 50 80 40 40    
Snow Goose               20 1
Ross's Goose       1          
Total Geese 461 379 924 1,511 1,784 3,400 2,856 2,544 2,089
 
Mallard 1,883 4,029 12,455 10,836 46,881 86,650 57,175 32,614 4,190
Black Duck 41 362 720 1,154 2,876 3,033 3,773 1,257 216
Gadwall 7,342 3,788 6,405 7,887 15,258 14,503 12,838 7,504 4,145
American Wigeon 5,335 2,272 4,282 1,715 6,320 8,490 5,197 4,238 1,579
Pintail 460 2,770 4,370 3,110 7,720 12,750 12,052 8,343 1,434
Green-winged Teal 4,810 2,039 4,174 2,060 4,320 6,020 6,235 3,703 2,692
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler   25   333 230 100 120 280 255
Wood Duck 95 180 149 70 110 72 106 105 90
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead             1 20  
Ring-necked Duck   1,095 644 1,955 3,920 4,200 2,615 2,843 1,306
Canvasback       40 3 110     4
Scaup   85 150 198 10 680 124 735 60
Common Goldeneye     20 3 3 107 77   27
Bufflehead   98 632 143 618 702 869 622 705
Ruddy Duck     40 20   80 22 50 50
Hooded Merganser   260 346 6 370 798 884 64 12
Red-breasted Merganser               2  
Common Merganser                  
Total Ducks 19,966 17,003 34,387 29,530 88,639 138,295 102,088 62,380 16,765
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 2 3 5 3 10 9 17 5 9
Bald Eagles (Immature) 3 1 6   3 12 20 12 9
Total Bald Eagles 5 4 11 3 13 21 37 17 18
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)     1            
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon       1 1        
American Coot 21,450 10,720 2,650 1,054 5,360 2,500   6,775 3,710
American White Pelican   12 50   27 50      
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 10/25/2001 11/8/2001 11/20/2001 12/4/2001 12/19/2001 1/8/2002 1/22/2002 2/8/2002 2/21/2002
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Last updated: December 7, 2009