Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Total

Fall 2008/Winter 2009

  10/16/2008 11/1/2008 11/16/2008 12/1/2008 12/16/2008 1/1/2009 1/16/2009 2/1/2009 2/16/2009
 
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  10/31/2008 11/15/2008 11/30/2008 12/15/2008 12/31/2008 1/15/2009 1/31/2009 2/15/2009 2/28/2009
Tundra Swan                  
Trumpeter Swan                  
Total Swans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Canada Goose 773 762 1,130 1,802 3,713 5,793 12,623 8,497 9,199
Cackling Goose     200 200 200 200 200    
White-fronted Goose 8 270 150 325 250 330 553 560 850
Snow Goose   10     10 206 27 125 500
Ross's Goose 1 1 7            
Total Geese 782 1,043 1,487 2,327 4,173 6,529 13,403 9,182 10,549
 
Mallard 2,252 11,686 39,477 72,961 133,344 136,322 144,463 55,210 23,785
Black Duck 2 180 1,458 1,825 3,933 3,362 3,556 1,827 1,085
Gadwall 11,174 24,149 9,016 7,948 15,676 21,731 21,658 8,258 8,752
American Wigeon 2,688 4,997 2,185 2,419 4,167 2,860 6,330 4,568 2,255
Pintail 1,100 996 2,915 3,605 11,145 14,418 11,720 6,415 1,410
Green-winged Teal 3,448 6,007 5,944 8,156 11,090 8,295 6,925 2,106 1,335
Blue-winged Teal 30                
Shoveler 206 495 151 441 570 1,020 210 765 727
Wood Duck 76 85 75 100 42   30 2 86
Unidentified Duck                  
Redhead   50 28 40 8 25   1  
Ring-necked Duck 30 115 3,960 9,660 12,460 7,821 16,020 4,047 3,425
Canvasback     57 1,138 1,776 2,082 4,990 655 1,550
Scaup   382 2,002 2,846 1,770 1,706 3,895 210 110
Common Goldeneye       8 182 48 82 318 9
Bufflehead   4 557 519 569 477 664 250 339
Ruddy Duck   455 1,818 2,295 3,030 2,648 2,740 2,110 1,500
Hooded Merganser 2 507 716 371 1,480 638 364 226 4
Common Merganser           10 5    
Red-breasted Merganser   20 40 58 150 120 155 6  
Total Ducks 21,108 50,128 70,399 114,390 201,392 203,583 223,807 86,974 46,372
 
Bald Eagle (Adult) 1 8 6 9 30 16 30 16 17
Bald Eagles (Immature) 2 1 13 22 26 27 40 29 27
Total Bald Eagles 3 9 19 31 56 43 70 45 45
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)                  
Golden Eagles (Immature)                 1
Total Golden Eagles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
 
Common Loon   63 64 52 43 36 11 11 16
American Coot 14,100 28,160 5,800 2,730 2,490 1,282 2,300 935 2,262
American White Pelican 334 205 2,470 480         2
Sandhill Crane       11   6 11    
 
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 10/17/2008 11/3/2008 11/19/2008 12/4/2008 12/22/2008 1/08/2009 1/21/2009 2/2/2009 2/16/2009
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese) NA + 71% +107% +17% 0% -29% +51% +119% NA
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) + 47% + 50% +25% -4% +12% +13% +132% +101% +274%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese) + 20% + 21% +7% +6% +4% -16% +72% +59% +164%
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck) NA + 84% -8% -16% +3% -2% +2% -12% NA
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) + 30% + 77% +22% +17% +37% +43% +73% +28% +62%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck) + 46% + 63% +37% +30% +33% +16% +56% +4% +34%
                   

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009