Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Total

Fall 2009/Winter 2010

  10/16/2009 11/1/2009 11/16/2009 12/1/2009 12/16/2009 1/1/2010 1/16/2010
2/1/2010
2/16/2010
 
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  10/31/2009 11/15/2009 11/30/2009 12/15/2009 12/31/2009 1/15/2010 1/31/2010
2/15/2010
2/28/2010
Tundra Swan              
1
1
Trumpeter Swan              
Total Swans
0
0
0
 
0
 
1
1
 
Canada Goose  
526
1,110
1,505
5,757
10,466
7,384
Cackling Goose  
200
200
300
900
White-fronted Goose  
190
450
500
480
700
Snow Goose  
5
5
6
Ross's Goose  
2
3
Total Geese  
526
1,302
2,158
6,462
11,251
8,990
 
Mallard  
9,342
21,978
48,997
130,411
103,907
88,008
Black Duck  
99
506
1,533
6,352
7,130
3,730
Gadwall  
12,216
13,979
14,670
25,038
14,706
14,065
American Wigeon  
3,042
3,945
3,685
5,960
3,280
4,319
Pintail  
4,635
3,190
5,125
13,210
10,769
5,615
Green-winged Teal  
6,815
6,471
4,768
3,460
2,440
4,854
Blue-winged Teal  
Shoveler  
190
690
550
390
705
460
Wood Duck  
118
149
104
39
26
Unidentified Duck  
Redhead  
122
270
80
20
20
Ring-necked Duck  
4,225
5,120
4,500
7,064
10,863
5,100
Canvasback  
250
610
2,300
2,291
745
Scaup  
720
950
2,720
2,630
1,016
883
Common Goldeneye  
10
191
435
154
Bufflehead  
65
183
1,466
637
636
520
Ruddy Duck  
690
977
580
790
1,924
930
Hooded Merganser  
243
480
1,437
1,472
194
284
Common Merganser  
24
12
Red-breasted Merganser  
20
600
110
18
Total Ducks  
42,522
58,868
91,045
200,609
160,477
129,731
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)  
2
12
14
20
23
17
Bald Eagles (Immature)  
7
15
27
29
25
49
Total Bald Eagles  
9
27
41
49
48
66
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)    
Golden Eagles (Immature)    
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
 
Common Loon  
168
42
49
15
60
American Coot  
13,648
6,455
750
1,135
2,102
American White Pelican  
303
71
404
Sandhill Crane    
 
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 No Survey
11/6/2009
11/24/2009
12/4/09
No Survey
1/5/10
No Survey
2/3/10
2/17/10
Observer Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese)
NA
-50%
-12%
-7%
NA
-1%
NA
+22%
-15%
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese)
NA
- 55%
+12%
-11%
NA
+8%
NA
+138%
+87%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese)
NA
-60%
-1%
-3%
NA
-7%
NA
+99%
+74%
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck)
NA
-18%
-16%
-20%
NA
-1%
NA
+84%
+180%
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck)
NA
+ 19%
-7%
-15%
NA
+19%
NA
+124%
+325%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck)
NA
+ 30%
+12%
0%
NA
+14%
NA
+85%
+235%
               

 

Last updated: December 7, 2009