Waterfowl Counts

Goldeneye

Bird counts are conducted weekly during the fall migration seasons.  Check back weekly for the latest updates.



Waterfowl counts are only done in the fall on the refuge.  If interested in general numbers for spring, please call our visitor center at 712-388-4800

Cumulative Seasonal Waterfowl & Bald Eagle Counts

Date 11/20/18 11/27/18 12/6/18 12/12/18
Canada Geese           10619    17226   16503  11067 
White-fronted Geese           1264     3946    1020 
Snow Geese           33050      35972   11175  139
Trumpeter Swan            24     35   61  113
Ross' geese            0     0   
Total Geese  44957 57179   28759 11319 
Mallard            28467     30838   33959  1513
Black Duck           0     0     0
Gadwall           17      0   2 
American Widgeon           0     0    
Northern Pintail            0     0   
Green-winged Teal           2     0    0 
Blue-winged Teal            0    0    0 
Cinnamon Teal            0     0    0 
Northern Shoveler            0     0    2 
Wood Duck             0    0    
Red head            0     0    
Ring-necked Duck            0     0   16   0
Canvasback            0     0    
Lesser Scaup            0     0     3
Goldeneye            446     139    566 149 
Bufflehead            0     0    
Ruddy Duck             0      
Hooded Merganser            0     0    
Common Merganser            493     669   695  
Red-breasted Merganser             0    0     0
Unidentified            0     0    0  0
Total Ducks 29425 31646    35246 1671 
Coots             0    1    
Great Blue Heron             1     0   
Pied billed Grebe            0     0    
American White Pelican            0     0    
White-faced Ibis          0     0    
Cormorant            14     7    
Franklin's Gull             0      0  0
Ring-billed Gull            389      354   35  0
Greater Yellowlegs           0    0     0
Great Egret            0     0     0
Eagles - Adults            31     28    9  7
Eagles - Immatures             34     39  12   5
Golden Eagles            0     0    1 
 Total Eagles 65  67   22 12 

Click here for a PDF file of the bird counts from the 2017/2018 Season

 Click here for a PDF file of the bird counts from the 2016/2017 Season

Click here for a PDF file of the bird counts from the Fall 2015

Click here for a PDF file of the bird counts from the Winter / Spring 2014

Click here for a PDF file of the bird counts from the Fall 2013