Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Big Sandy Unit

Fall 2007/Winter 2008

  11/1/2006 11/16/06 12/1/2006 12/16/06 1/1/2007 1/16/2007 2/1/2007 2/16/2007 3/1/2007
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  11/15/2006 11/30/2006 12/15/2006 12/31/2006 1/15/2007 1/31/2007 2/15/2007 2/29/07 3/16/2007
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0
 
Canada Goose 508 519 1,170 2,086 5,384 5,206 2,316   45
Cackling Goose       200 75 200 200    
White-fronted Goose   100 100 100 400 450 650   10
Snow Goose       400 50 10      
Ross's Goose     10   2   9    
Total Geese 508 619 1,280 2,786 5,911 5,866 3,175 N/A 50
 
Mallard 6,008 21,172 39,124 85,019 78,260 79,759 28,447   197
Black Duck 54 556 870 1,482 2,756 2,519 635   3
Gadwall 9,295 19,360 22,424 20,666 16,709 13,350 7,209   1,081
American Wigeon 3,090 4,851 3,710 2,337 3,942 3,865 1,742   628
Pintail 1,383 3,835 3,695 7,122 8,088 5,580 3,935    
Green-winged Teal 4,108 8,670 7,943 10,728 7,060 5,755 8,350   271
Blue-winged Teal 30     4          
Shoveler 55 47 86 261 405 918 295   869
Wood Duck 73 89 84 66 79   55   28
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead   24       1      
Ring-necked Duck 1,200 4,860 6,928 3,095 2,192 5,235 1,530   327
Canvasback   124 120 100   150      
Scaup 330 130 320 269 229 140 10   10
Common Goldeneye       30   36 14   6
Bufflehead   310 328 338 532 450 330   346
Ruddy Duck 100 5 20 30   30     3
Hooded Merganser 10 95 204 225 246 325 205   123
Common Merganser                  
Red-breasted Merganser           11 12    
Total Ducks 25,736 64,128 85,856 131,772 120,498 118,124 52,769 N/A 3,892
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 4   6 6 4 7 9   9
Bald Eagles (Immature) 6 11 12 11 15 21 10   3
Total Bald Eagles 10 11 18 17 19 28 19 N/A 12
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)       1   1      
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 N/A 0
 
Common Loon                  
American Coot 11,450 36,520 9,520 8,870 9,370 6,830 4,395   2,775
American White Pelican 710 1,575 520 176          
Sandhill Crane         20        
 
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 11/1/2007 11/16/2007 12/3/2007 12/17/2007 1/9/2008 1/23/2008 2/11/2008 No Survey 3/5/2008
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat   Wheat

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009