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Pintail pair in spring

Arrowwood National Wildlife Refuge was created to conserve our waterfowl populations. Thirteen species of ducks and the Canada goose regularly nest on the refuge each spring and summer.

Most waterfowl nest in the upland prairie grassland, such as blue-winged teal, mallards and gadwalls, while most diving ducks, like canvasbacks and ruddy ducks nest over water nesting.