Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

REFUGE TOTALS

Fall 2002/Winter 2003

  10/16/2002 11/1/2002 11/16/2002 12/1/2002 12/16/2002 1/1/2003 1/16/2003 2/1/2003 2/16/2003
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  10/31/2002 11/15/2002 11/30/2002 12/15/2002 12/31/2002 1/15/2003 1/31/2003 2/15/2003 2/29/03
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 791 928 1,242 2,160 4,056 4,228 7,243 6,627 5,089
Brant                  
White-fronted Goose     21 45 70 30   196 90
Snow Goose   1       2 1   2
Ross's Goose     3 1 1   2   5
Total Geese 791 929 1,266 2,261 4,127 4,260 7,246 6,823 5,186
 
Mallard 3,033 11,789 14,853 50,007 47,345 97,978 118,676 46,957 18,409
Black Duck 79 847 919 2,247 3,108 9,830 11,438 4,323 1,769
Gadwall 4,679 6,759 6,108 19,594 11,153 14,244 15,410 5,111 7,936
American Wigeon 548 2,395 1,535 5,030 3,330 11,249 5,730 2,260 4,199
Pintail 1,170 3,050 1,925 3,013 3,370 7,283 4,745 2,930 1,060
Green-winged Teal 2,976 4,840 4,588 8,075 7,024 6,990 4,302 1,005 3,280
Blue-winged Teal 50                
Shoveler 80 40 68 158 195 217 465 330 515
Wood Duck 196 400 307 264 242 296 82 48 361
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead         85 30 20 5  
Ring-necked Duck 25 840 2,124 2,620 8,597 3,047 3,375 2,860 3,090
Canvasback       296 1,926 1,130 1,521 970 40
Scaup 20 553 913 533 3,894 2,002 140 595 242
Common Goldeneye     21 39 271 333 75 148 70
Bufflehead   503 674 600 626 721 472 528 463
Ruddy Duck 210 648 1,495 990 3,306 1,625 985 1,370 1,332
Hooded Merganser 4 190 179 1,360 916 780 624 627 77
Red-breasted Merganser             6 2 21
Common Merganser     50 134 252 125 50 10 58
Total Ducks 13,070 32,854 35,759 96,449 95,640 157,880 168,116 70,079 49,922
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 2 5 8 31 34 35 31 22 37
Bald Eagles (Immature) 7 9 15 29 31 40 39 13 22
Total Bald Eagles 9 14 23 60 55 75 70 35 59
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)       1          
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon   28 49 23 37 18     24
American Coot 5,270 5,170 4,740 1,698 1,780 2,360 990 410 1,943
American White Pelican   340 78 41          
Sandhill Crane         4        
 
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 10/17/2002 11/4/2002 11/19/2002 12/2/2002 12/16/2002 1/6/2003 1/22/2003 2/11/2003 2/24/2003
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese) -33% -39% -17%            
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) -41% -33% -23%            
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) -46% -42% 0.26            
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck) 177% 11% -15%            
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) 48% 15% 3%            
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) 105% 12% 5%            

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009