Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2003/Winter 2004

  10/16/2003 11/1/2003 11/16/2003 12/1/2003 12/16/2003 1/1/2004 1/16/2004 2/1/2004 2/16/2004 3/1/2004
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  10/31/2003 11/15/2003 11/30/2003 12/15/2003 12/31/2003 1/15/2004 1/31/2004 2/15/2004 2/29/2004 3/16/2004
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 534 581 1,074 1,192 2,238 2,545 4,584 4,266 2,775 36
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose     115 220 80 200 70 350 250  
Snow Goose   1 210 300 300 300   3 30  
Ross's Goose                    
Total Geese 534 582 1,399 1,712 2,618 3,045 4,654 4,619 3,055 36
 
Mallard 1,865 3,065 15,103 19,385 40,763 24,975 41,281 21,140 8,499 1,088
Black Duck 25 75 422 744 1,660 973 3,254 1,517 481 13
Gadwall 7,800 4,919 2,974 4,582 6,080 5,983 6,559 3,287 4,936 1,179
American Wigeon 2,290 2,253 5,280 3,117 4,260 3,400 1,921 1,670 3,515 220
Pintail 1,444 2,620 5,503 3,798 4,540 3,000 5,546 6,070 2,390 800
Green-winged Teal 2,740 2,763 4,634 6,045 9,200 5,960 4,034 5,485 3,281 550
Blue-winged Teal 30 5                
Shoveler 20 335 231 102 50 90 55 283 287 400
Wood Duck 57 60 35 114 100 40   80 57 123
Unidentified Duck                    
Redhead                 6  
Ring-necked Duck 100 33 128 2,673 2,720 1,620 2,754 3,425 4,451 120
Canvasback       5       19 4  
Scaup   25 20 153 200 20 100 100 208 39
Common Goldeneye       18   2 72 2 30  
Bufflehead     1,083 901 512 290 489 370 353 82
Ruddy Duck       8 80 50 80      
Hooded Merganser   3 56 302 312 413 421 93 39 5
Red-breasted Merganser                    
Common Merganser                 3  
Total Ducks 16,371 16,156 35,469 41,947 70,477 46,816 66,557 43,541 28,540 4,619
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)   1 2 4 3 10 6 5 11 6
Bald Eagles (Immature) 2 4 5 7 12 7 20 2 11 6
Total Bald Eagles 2 5 7 11 15 17 26 7 22 12
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                    
Golden Eagles (Immature)                    
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon                    
American Coot 4,410 4,540 2,100 630 810 50 130 200 130 240
American White Pelican 121 127 301 260   110 206      
Sandhill Crane                    
 
Survey Details                    
Type Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial
Area Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Date Conducted 10/16/2003 11/3/2003 11/20/2003 12/2/2003 12/17/2003 1/6/2004 1/20/2006 2/4/2006 2/17/2006 3/8/2006
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Last updated: December 7, 2009