Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2005/Winter 2006

  10/16/05 11/1/2005 11/16/05 12/1/2005 12/16/05 1/1/2006 1/16/2006 2/1/2006 2/16/2006 3/1/2006
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  10/31/2005 11/15/2005 11/30/2005 12/15/2005 12/31/2005 1/15/2006 1/31/2006 2/15/2006 2/29/06 3/16/2006
Tundra Swan         3 2 2      
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0  
 
Canada Goose 491 653 1,017 1,797 1,688 1,439 2,044 1,684 1,235  
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose     100 100 200 250 210 200    
Snow Goose     7 2 100 201 250 2    
Ross's Goose               1 1  
Total Geese 491 653 1,124 1,899 1,988 1,890 2,504 1,885 1,236  
 
Mallard 462 4,405 24,401 41,913 70,202 57,699 52,352 14,772 10,740  
Black Duck   101 804 1,306 3,963 4,580 2,488 1,109 556  
Gadwall 3,322 10,317 10,372 7,180 14,907 13,932 5,901 3,338 3,319
American Wigeon 810 1,554 2,280 2,020 3,600 1,574 2,834 2,250 577
Pintail 1,372 3,389 4,420 4,790 9,230 6,669 5,185 3,630 1,375
Green-winged Teal 2,070 3,103 4,173 3,700 6,901 10,202 3,294 2,246 952
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler 50 82 210 30 710 348 265 360 55
Wood Duck   44 187 170 205 80 59 41 12
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead                  
Ring-necked Duck   50 1,562 1,500 1,960 2,910 1,180 717 1,667
Canvasback       10   1   4  
Scaup   20 50 60 190 70 66 25 34
Common Goldeneye       8 12 13   11 20
Bufflehead     456 559 447 326 313 334 339
Ruddy Duck     30   3 20      
Hooded Merganser   30 91 280 143 400 105 32 278
Red-breasted Merganser                  
Common Merganser                  
Total Ducks 8,086 23,095 49,036 63,526 112,473 98,824 74,042 28,869 19,924
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1   2 2 3 13 12 7 9
Bald Eagles (Immature) 1 1 6 5 12 19 19 6 3
Total Bald Eagles 2 1 8 7 15 32 31 13 12
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)           1      
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Common Loon                  
American Coot 830 8,080 18,200 700   595 100 606 480
American White Pelican   636 85 20 120 500 1   60
Sandhill Crane           14 6    
 
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 10/17/2005 11/7/2005 11/17/2005 12/2/2005 12/16/2005 1/3/2006 1/18/2006 2/1/2006 2/21/2006  
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Last updated: December 7, 2009