Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Duck River Unit

Fall 2012/Winter 2013

  11/1/2012 11/16/2012 12/1/2012 12/16/2012 1/1/2013 1/16/2013
2/1/2013
2/16/2013
 
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  11/15/2012 11/30/2012 12/15/2012 12/31/2012 1/15/2013 1/31/2013
2/15/2013
2/28/2013
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Total Swans
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose
261
585
640
997
1,795
1,983
2,436
695
Cackling Goose
White-fronted Goose
60
60
300
760
1,000
1,200
1,350
Snow Goose
30
100
30
10
10
30
Ross's Goose
2
4
2
7
6
Total Geese
323
675
1,044
1,789
2,812
3,199
3,816
695
 
Mallard
14,833
18,531
26,959
39,889
37,110
19,746
16,721
6,433
Black Duck
168
221
252
375
639
711
519
179
Gadwall
12,652
6,146
11,149
11,227
11,677
10,326
2,444
3,092
American Wigeon
2,320
741
3,228
1,755
3,156
3,456
1,967
508
Pintail
1,813
2,678
4,358
3,680
9,840
9,791
2,534
615
Green-winged Teal
7,722
4,963
5,085
4,927
8,652
1,673
384
275
Blue-winged Teal
4
Shoveler
550
698
620
1,290
1,180
1,040
850
992
Wood Duck
92
40
15
10
29
12
25
8
Unidentified Duck
Redhead
20
170
140
45
100
Ring-necked Duck
1,878
323
1,660
800
2,920
2,703
1,902
3,051
Canvasback
50
815
900
1,045
334
548
748
Scaup
50
238
550
570
490
95
262
195
Common Goldeneye
15
12
6
6
Bufflehead
1
310
293
190
303
483
254
179
Ruddy Duck
130
70
25
88
74
121
Hooded Merganser
184
735
608
401
453
36
30
5
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Total Ducks
42,263
35,828
55,859
66,154
77,579
50,506
28,520
16,507
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)
15
4
3
13
11
20
13
15
Bald Eagles (Immature)
23
13
12
11
6
9
5
9
Total Bald Eagles
38
17
15
24
17
29
18
24
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)
Golden Eagles (Immature)
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Common Loon
1
American Coot
49,090
990
2,430
1,170
1,000
5,119
5,166
American White Pelican
676
124
301
6
Sandhill Crane              
 
Survey Details
Type
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Area Coverage
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Date Conducted 11/7/2012 11/19/2012 12/3/2012 12/17/2012 1/7/2013 1/23/2013 2/5/2013
2/19/2013
Observer
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat

 

Last updated: March 4, 2013