Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Totals

Fall 2005/Winter 2006

  10/16/05 11/1/2005 11/16/05 12/1/2005 12/16/05 1/1/2006 1/16/2006 2/1/2006 2/16/2006 3/1/2006
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  10/31/2005 11/15/2005 11/30/2005 12/15/2005 12/31/2005 1/15/2006 1/31/2006 2/15/2006 2/29/06 3/16/2006
Tundra Swan                    
Trumpeter Swan                    
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0  
 
Canada Goose 543 976 1,223 2,092 3,263 3,218 3,527 2,807 2,184  
Brant                    
White-fronted Goose     100 100 200 250 240 230 20  
Snow Goose     8 2 100 261 250 4    
Ross's Goose               1 1  
Total Geese 543 976 1,331 2,194 3,563 3,729 4,017 3,042 2,205  
 
Mallard 541 5,424 28,814 50,111 95,225 84,922 84,648 32,075 14,356  
Black Duck   125 997 1,629 5,322 6,123 3,715 1,961 814  
Gadwall 3,429 14,227 11,894 8,135 17,738 17,695 7,699 5,374 4,051
American Wigeon 865 2,034 2,510 2,200 4,279 2,084 3,441 2,408 665
Pintail 1,372 3,391 4,450 4,820 9,249 6,729 5,295 3,630 1,555
Green-winged Teal 2,120 3,488 4,655 4,240 7,201 10,672 3,727 2,651 1,005
Blue-winged Teal                  
Shoveler 50 82 210 30 720 353 265 362 55
Wood Duck   51 208 212 255 102 87 41 50
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead         20   100    
Ring-necked Duck   173 2,312 2,450 7,710 6,730 5,480 2,017 2,087
Canvasback       110 550 1,181 2,050 704 200
Scaup   20 320 80 1,985 1,440 1,209 235 870
Common Goldeneye       13 54 115 83 45 198
Bufflehead     630 870 684 515 449 418 573
Ruddy Duck   335 560 1,124 1,135 2,200 1,995 1,310 2,830
Hooded Merganser   104 534 534 568 870 347 144 493
Red-breasted Merganser       15 8 30 8 64 220
Common Merganser       45 50 200 100    
Total Ducks 8,377 29,454 58,094 76,618 152,753 141,961 120,698 53,439 30,022
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 2 2 6 10 10 33 26 17 15
Bald Eagles (Immature) 3 2 10 6 14 23 33 12 6
Total Bald Eagles 5 4 16 16 24 56 49 29 21
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)           1      
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
 
Common Loon     15 34 29 16   66 12
American Coot 830 10,490 20,295 810 1,270 2,755 240 1,451 1,039
American White Pelican   711 85 20 120 500 401 14 60
Sandhill Crane           14 6    
 
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 10/17/2005 11/7/2005 11/17/2005 12/2/2005 12/16/2005 1/3/2006 1/18/2006 2/1/2006 2/21/2006 No Survey
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese) -19% 5% 36% -3% * -42% -24% -40% *  
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) -13% 13% -1% 6% -26% -55% -53% -51% *  
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) -21% -3% -12% 9% -5% -57% -64% -57% *  
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck) -46% -10% 97% 13% * -13% 20% 16% *  
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) -46% 5% 30% 4% 4% -24% -21% -21% *  
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) -24% 5% 28% 12% 16% -15% -23% -33% *  

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009