Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2009/Winter 2010

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2/1/2010
2/16/2010
 
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2/28/2010
Tundra Swan              
1
1
Trumpeter Swan              
Total Swans
0
0
0
 
0
 
1
1
 
Canada Goose  
406
870
1,065
 
2,872
 
5,414
2,482
Cackling Goose    
200
 
200
 
300
900
White-fronted Goose    
150
400
 
400
 
400
600
Snow Goose      
 
5
 
4
5
Ross's Goose      
3
 
 
Total Geese  
406
1,020
1,668
 
3,477
 
6,118
3,987
 
Mallard  
7,503
15,200
35,705
 
86,199
 
62,517
39,071
Black Duck  
88
391
1,031
 
3,488
 
4,639
1,420
Gadwall  
11,251
12,159
10,978
 
19,445
 
7,052
8,775
American Wigeon  
2,952
3,770
3,045
 
4,890
 
2,110
2,639
Pintail  
4,635
3,170
5,115
 
12,860
 
10,529
4,675
Green-winged Teal  
6,730
5,832
3,664
 
3,420
 
2,440
4,254
Blue-winged Teal  
 
 
Shoveler  
190
690
550
 
390
 
670
460
Wood Duck  
78
112
79
 
 
19
22
Unidentified Duck  
   
 
Redhead  
122
20
 
10
 
Ring-necked Duck  
4,220
4,430
3,450
 
3,014
 
2,193
1,080
Canvasback  
610
 
450
 
251
125
Scaup  
430
150
270
 
150
 
7
70
Common Goldeneye  
 
63
 
5
10
Bufflehead  
9
71
933
 
354
 
208
298
Ruddy Duck  
210
503
300
 
120
 
24
60
Hooded Merganser  
87
255
798
 
662
 
20
34
Common Merganser  
 
 
Red-breasted Merganser  
 
 
Total Ducks  
38,505
46,733
66,548
 
135,515
 
92,684
62,993
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)    
3
4
 
9
 
8
9
Bald Eagles (Immature)  
4
8
18
 
14
 
17
17
Total Bald Eagles  
4
11
22
 
23
 
25
26
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)    
 
 
Golden Eagles (Immature)      
 
 
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
 
0
 
0
0
 
Common Loon  
2
1
 
 
American Coot  
42,428
6,405
 
620
 
750
1,072
American White Pelican  
276
71
404
 
 
Sandhill Crane      
 
 
 
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 No Survey 11/6/2009 11/24/2009
12/4/09
No Survey
1/5/10
No Survey
2/3/10
2/17/10
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009