Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

REFUGE TOTALS

Fall 2004/Winter 2005

  10/16/2004 11/1/2004 11/16/2004 12/1/2004 12/16/2004 1/1/2005 1/16/2005 2/1/2005 2/16/2005 3/1/2005
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  10/31/2004 11/15/2004 11/30/2004 12/15/2004 12/31/2004 1/15/2005 1/31/2005 2/15/2005 2/29/05 3/16/2005
Tundra Swan           4 4      
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0   0   4 4 0 0  
 
Canada Goose 673 931   2,201   6,329 5,130 4,542 1,527  
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose       50   100 130 85 92  
Snow Goose             6 5 21  
Ross's Goose               1    
Total Geese 673 931   2,251   6,430 5,266 4,633 1,640  
 
Mallard 1,629 10,709   39,005   103,724 67,392 30,114 7,943  
Black Duck 35 278   3,229   7,472 3,668 1,482 496  
Gadwall 4,345 5,061   8,448   12,512 10,523 4,302 1,508
American Wigeon 1,140 3,762   2,200   5,673 1,914 1,124 292
Pintail 1,308 2,360   4,127   8,665 1,448 2,145 690
Green-winged Teal 6,398 6,175   1,997   4,665 1,470 2,973 660
Blue-winged Teal 20                
Shoveler 455 370221   230   256 30 85 324
Wood Duck 76     235   60   39 56
Unidentified Duck   25              
Redhead   1,758       25     10
Ring-necked Duck       6,440   11,564 5,780 518 589
Canvasback   1,150   70   1,683 1,800 670 110
Scaup 4     615   2,655 2,790 307 569
Common Goldeneye   15   22   1,583 231 71 52
Bufflehead   560   173   428 364 632 542
Ruddy Duck   259   660   240 1,973 1,215 735
Hooded Merganser       451   1,268 622 220 390
Red-breasted Merganser       70   295      
Common Merganser           5 111 100 130
Total Ducks 15,410 32,703   67,972   162,773 100,116 45,997 15,096
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 4 1   45   35 30 13 12
Bald Eagles (Immature) 6 5   21   21 23 13 5
Total Bald Eagles 10 6   66   56 53 26 17
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                  
Total Golden Eagles 0 0   0   0 0 0 0
 
Common Loon 7 4   8   14 66 5 106
American Coot 3,454 11,360   682   665 1,850 600 590
American White Pelican 340 374              
Sandhill Crane                  
 
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 10/24/2004 11/5/2004 No Survey 12/14/2004 No Survey 1/6/2005 1/18/2005 2/11/2005 2/25/2005 No Survey
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese) 23% 48% * -1% * 64% -18% -44% -64% *
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) 8% 2% * 12% * -19% -36% -32% -70% *
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) -5% -20% * 8% * -27% -56% -52% -74% *
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck) -14% 67% * -3% * 139% -12% -31% -63% *
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) -1% 10% * -10% * -10% -36% -56% -65% *
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) 63% 26% * 3% * no change -38% -58% -72% *

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009