Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2008/Winter 2009

  10/16/2008 11/1/2008 11/16/2008 12/1/2008 12/16/2008 1/1/2009 1/16/2009 2/1/2009 2/16/2009
 
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  10/31/2008 11/15/2008 11/30/2008 12/15/2008 12/31/2008 1/15/2009 1/31/2009 2/15/2009 2/28/2009
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 378 655 710 1,177 2,163 3,542 6,890 3,921 5,367
Cackling Goose     200 200 200 200 200    
White-fronted Goose   250 100 250 250 250 350 360 500
Snow Goose   10     10 200 25 25 200
Ross's Goose   1 5            
Total Geese 378 916 1,015 1,627 2,623 4,192 7,465 4,306 6,067
 
Mallard 1,915 8,697 25,095 44,513 88,100 93,271 78,030 35,932 13,277
Black Duck 2 118 785 1,102 2,021 2,337 1,550 1,136 743
Gadwall 10,574 21,744 6,917 5,710 13,948 13,926 16,508 6,880 7,967
American Wigeon 2,673 4,584 1,890 1,222 3,487 2,425 4,577 3,868 1,958
Pintail 1,100 994 2,885 3,480 11,015 14,018 11,000 5,815 1,270
Green-winged Teal 3,110 5,374 5,482 7,264 10,690 8,135 6,800 2,046 1,048
Blue-winged Teal 10                
Shoveler 206 495 118 413 570 1,010 200 765 697
Wood Duck 51 53 50 80 15   20 2 29
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead   50 28 40          
Ring-necked Duck 30 78 790 3,310 5,500 3,215 4,900 2,407 1,125
Canvasback     27 138 40 2 25 53  
Scaup   100 602 563 120 50 510 60  
Common Goldeneye         2 12 14 8  
Bufflehead     264 297 309 277 374 153 258
Ruddy Duck     233 50 80   70 85  
Hooded Merganser 2 112 460 237 810 205 170 82 2
Common Merganser                  
Red-breasted Merganser         5        
Total Ducks 19,673 42,399 45,626 68,419 136,712 138,883 124,748 59,292 28,374
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 4 2 4 12 5 15 7 11
Bald Eagles (Immature) 2 1 12 16 16 19 24 21 7
Total Bald Eagles 3 5 14 20 28 24 39 28 18
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                 1
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Common Loon   2              
American Coot 12,100 20,350 2,200 2,030 1,460 810   750 1,982
American White Pelican 272 180 2,470 480          
Sandhill Crane       11     1    
 
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 10/17/2008 11/3/2008 11/19/2008 12/4/2008 12/22/2008 1/08/2009 1/21/2009 2/2/2009 2/16/2009
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Last updated: December 7, 2009