Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

REFUGE TOTALS

Fall 2003/Winter 2004

  10/16/2003 11/1/2003 11/16/2003 12/1/2003 12/16/2003 1/1/2004 1/16/2004 2/1/2004 2/16/2004 3/1/2004
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  10/31/2003 11/15/2003 11/30/2003 12/15/2003 12/31/2003 1/15/2004 1/31/2004 2/15/2004 2/29/2004 3/16/2004
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 549 629 1,277 1,758 2,933 3,430 6,276 7,836 4,280 57
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose     115 220 130 200 120 500 300  
Snow Goose   1 210 300 300 300     30  
Ross's Goose                   1
Total Geese 549 630 1,602 2,278 3,363 3,930 6,396 8,339 4,610 58
 
Mallard 1,989 4,311 22,244 36,349 68,545 38,292 75,023 35,192 13,415 1,956
Black Duck 25 83 575 1,035 2,719 1,545 4,813 2,166 726 40
Gadwall 8,647 6,064 4,095 7,681 9,070 7,526 8,886 4,129 5,531 1,347
American Wigeon 2,383 2,428 5,520 3,637 4,535 3,475 2,041 1,812 3,605 220
Pintail 1,454 2,630 5,503 3,858 4,600 3,075 5,596 6,150 2,390 800
Green-winged Teal 3,101 3,353 5,315 8,820 10,250 6,637 4,594 5,745 3,383 580
Blue-winged Teal 50 15   1            
Shoveler 20 335 231 102 50 90 55 283 292 440
Wood Duck 57 60 35 139 100 40   105 97 153
Unidentified Duck                    
Redhead       20   20   25 38 10
Ring-necked Duck 100 68 978 3,952 5,870 3,095 5,895 5,159 6,009 730
Canvasback       618 220 1,213 1,350 1,663 984 450
Scaup   25 40 173 770 650 1,465 707 567 210
Common Goldeneye       65   186 253 151 165 12
Bufflehead     1,159 1,234 706 477 622 523 551 226
Ruddy Duck   238 1,530 2,178 2,070 1,248 2,165 2,710 2,660 650
Hooded Merganser   5 59 533 452 485 1,162 407 235 5
Red-breasted Merganser             80 19 34  
Common Merganser           20 7 108 104  
Total Ducks 17,826 19,615 47,284 70,395 109,957 68,074 114,007 67,054 40,786 7,829
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)   2 7 17 20 23 12 19 23 13
Bald Eagles (Immature) 2 6 6 11 17 13 28 4 16 8
Total Bald Eagles 2 8 13 28 37 36 40 23 39 21
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)               1    
Golden Eagles (Immature)                    
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
 
Common Loon     105 13 26       65  
American Coot 4,710 4,940 3,610 1,230 1,760 70 220 500 565 810
American White Pelican 166 188 317 260   110 206      
Sandhill Crane           10 10      
 
Survey Details                    
Type Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial Aerial
Area Coverage 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Date Conducted 10/16/2003 11/3/2003 11/20/2003 12/2/2003 12/17/2003 1/6/2004 1/20/2004 2/4/2004 2/17/2004 3/8/2004
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Last updated: December 7, 2009