Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Region
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Waterfowl Population Summary

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Refuge Total

Fall 2012/Winter 2013

  11/1/2012 11/16/2012 12/1/2012 12/16/2012 1/1/2013 1/16/2013
2/1/2013
2/16/2013
 
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  11/15/2012 11/30/2012 12/15/2012 12/31/2012 1/15/2013 1/31/2013
2/15/2013
2/28/2013
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Total Swans
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
Canada Goose
321
1,157
996
1,757
3,185
4,190
3,506
960
Cackling Goose
White-fronted Goose
84
60
380
860
1,080
1,570
1,550
300
Snow Goose
40
120
50
60
10
30
Ross's Goose
7
4
2
20
11
2
1
Total Geese
412
1,257
1,500
2,669
4,345
5,781
5,088
1,261
 
Mallard
20,485
33,971
45,370
65,725
74,586
57,994
39,654
22,150
Black Duck
233
344
508
621
1,404
1,450
1,076
409
Gadwall
14,473
9,082
14,246
15,041
15,430
17,470
5,176
4,922
American Wigeon
2,400
1,406
3,776
2,995
4,198
5,062
3,140
1,898
Pintail
1,843
2,888
4,480
3,770
10,370
11,342
3,294
665
Green-winged Teal
7,742
5,273
5,755
5,762
9,649
2,101
634
395
Blue-winged Teal
4
Shoveler
550
698
650
1,290
1,180
1,100
874
1,042
Wood Duck
144
70
47
20
29
12
67
29
Unidentified Duck
Redhead
20
170
140
53
100
Ring-necked Duck
2,078
1,823
4,690
5,700
7,865
7,847
4,222
3,997
Canvasback
50
835
940
1,408
874
803
798
Scaup
690
1,423
1,735
1,609
1,575
1,371
1,162
898
Common Goldeneye
142
321
117
110
375
109
Bufflehead
51
539
474
401
540
793
449
375
Ruddy Duck
949
888
1,215
1,262
1,430
2,823
2,159
1,412
Hooded Merganser
434
1,238
1,258
521
595
254
30
5
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
10
21
20
3
Total Ducks
52,072
59,727
85,372
106,138
130,429
110,606
63,115
39,204
 
Bald Eagle (Adult)
21
9
21
30
26
42
26
27
Bald Eagles (Immature)
25
18
20
17
13
23
8
15
Total Bald Eagles
46
27
41
47
39
65
34
42
 
Golden Eagles (Adult)
1
Golden Eagles (Immature)
Total Golden Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
 
Common Loon
141
135
93
75
27
51
68
6
American Coot
53,560
6,470
3,880
5,570
1,597
6,193
5,744
3,915
American White Pelican
721
125
301
256
Sandhill Crane
22
36
22
22
 
Survey Details
Type
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Aerial
Area Coverage
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
Date Conducted
11/7/2012
11/19/2012
12/3/2012
12/17/12
1/7/2013
1/23/2013
2/5/2013
2/19/2013
Observer
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Wheat
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Geese)
-35%
+4%
NA
-15%
+19%
+39%
+13%
NA
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese)
-40%
+13%
-25%
-42%
-38%
-39%
-30%
-86%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Geese)
-45%
+4%
-33%
-36%
-24%
-20%
-18%
-78%
 
Change from Last Year Survey During Same Period of Year (Duck)
+216%
-7%
NA
-20%
-11%
-20%
-8%
NA
Change from 5-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck)
+47%
-12%
-19%
-39%
-33%
-44%
-43%
-46%
Change from 10-Year Average During Same Period of Year (Duck)
+60%
+1%
-12%
-28%
-20%
-28%
-27%
-21%
 

 

Last updated: March 4, 2013