Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2011/Winter 2012

  10/16/2011 11/1/2011 11/16/2011 12/1/2011 12/16/2011 1/1/2012 1/16/2012
2/1/2012
2/16/2012
 
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  10/31/2011 11/15/2011 11/30/2011 12/15/2011 12/31/2011 1/15/2012 1/31/2012
2/15/2012
2/28/2012
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Total Swans
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose
352
1,010
1,635
1,438
1,626
1,463
Cackling Goose
200
200
200
200
White-fronted Goose
100
70
410
800
1,100
1,500
Snow Goose
30
20
35
150
Ross's Goose
2
10
10
10
10
Total Geese
454
1,080
2,285
2,468
2,971
3,323
 
Mallard
2,282
17,740
56,029
62,741
46,029
15,628
Black Duck
46
328
582
745
960
189
Gadwall
5,910
9,708
9,681
14,056
9,146
2,511
American Wigeon
1,337
1,710
2,052
3,632
3,143
2,247
Pintail
1,488
5,636
6,382
6,646
4,830
2,520
Green-winged Teal
3,469
7,860
8,170
7,772
5,597
3,405
Blue-winged Teal
2
5
Shoveler
284
480
550
570
950
300
Wood Duck
57
55
22
19
39
37
Unidentified Duck
Redhead
10
Ring-necked Duck
100
1,850
2,930
3,555
4,492
3,765
 
Canvasback
250
13
13
 
Scaup
550
127
167
249
173
 
Common Goldeneye
9
31
46
6
 
Bufflehead
611
249
428
382
342
 
Ruddy Duck
90
38
5
35
 
Hooded Merganser
552
645
968
460
115
 
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
10
2
Total Ducks
14,985
47,435
87,428
101,383
76,341
31,273
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)
4
4
10
14
21
17
Bald Eagles (Immature)
6
17
8
24
35
9
Total Bald Eagles
10
21
18
38
56
26
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)
Golden Eagles (Immature)
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Common Loon
American Coot
420
2,320
2,205
2,680
1,328
American White Pelican
1,530
200
9
4
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
11.1.2011
11.18.2011
No Survey
12.21.11
1.3.2012
1.20.2012
2.2.2012
Observer
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: February 16, 2012