Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River 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 655 466 942 1,223 2,314 2,326 4,204 3,868 3,209
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose     21 45 70     180 90
Snow Goose   3       2 1   1
Ross's Goose                 5
Total Geese 655 469 963 1,268 2,384 2,328 4,205 4,048 3,305
 
Mallard 2,685 9,520 9,017 30,575 20,709 74,703 88,159 36,490 12,940
Black Duck 57 687 543 1,534 1,332 7,767 6,886 3,501 1,277
Gadwall 4,182 4,935 4,162 14,576 6,972 10,274 11,910 3,973 5,620
American Wigeon 498 1,850 865 4,510 2,640 4,950 5,045 1,850 3,245
Pintail 1,170 3,050 1,850 2,953 3,110 6,918 4,225 2,770 350
Green-winged Teal 2,860 4,270 4,378 6,825 4,500 5,620 3,752 730 3,060
Blue-winged Teal 50                
Shoveler 45 20 53 158 185 162 415 330 405
Wood Duck 176 288 252 149 202 182 57 48 339
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead                  
Ring-necked Duck 25 810 1,944 2,620 1,607 1,212 310 600 2,360
Canvasback         20   51   20
Scaup   70 330 53 495 112 20 140 30
Common Goldeneye       10 77 22 25 33 22
Bufflehead   312 470 478 380 417 271 371 255
Ruddy Duck   8 30   20   200 100 15
Hooded Merganser 2 170 159 623 258 465 401 262  
Red-breasted Merganser                 10
Common Merganser                 5
Total Ducks 11,750 25,990 24,033 65,064 42,507 112,804 121,727 51,198 29,953
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 4 4 15 12 13 12 9 10
Bald Eagles (Immature) 5 7 8 11 13 28 18 4 6
Total Bald Eagles 6 11 12 26 25 41 30 13 16
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon                  
American Coot 4,820 3,550 1,630 1,075 990 790 470 300 985
American White Pelican   340 78            
Sandhill Crane         4        
 
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