Waterfowl Surveys

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Each week the refuge performs a count of waterfowl and other bird species.


SALT PLAINS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WEEKLY WATERFOWL SURVEY

DATE: 2/21/2018 OBSERVER: Smart, Hensley, Kildow TEMP: 18° F

WIND: N15-20 WEATHER: cloudy LAKE LEVEL/CONDITIONS: normal/ice


DUCKS
Bufflehead 13
Canvasback 155
Common Goldeneye 4
Gadwall 180
Mallard 10,205
Merganser, Hooded 5
Merganser, Common 8
Northern Pintail 1,681
Northern Shoveler 30
Redhead 143
Ring-Necked Duck 109
Ruddy Duck 100
Unidentified 10,960
TOTAL DUCKS 23,593

GEESE
Canada, Large 111
Canada, Small 4,465
Snow/Blue/Ross 70
Greater White-Fronted 35
Unidentified 850
TOTAL GEESE 5,531

CRANES
Sandhill Crane 10,898

MARSH AND WATER BIRDS
Heron, Great Blue 3

TERNS AND GULLS
Gull, Ring-Billed 35
Unidentified 1,370

RAPTORS
Northern Harrier 2
Red-Tailed Hawk 5
Golden Eagle 1
Bald Eagle (Mature) 9
Bald Eagle (Immature) 7

OTHER BIRDS
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Bobwhite Quail 3
American Crow 4