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: 3/7/2018 OBSERVER: Griffith, Kildow, Kasson, Smart, Hensley TEMP: 22° F

WIND: WEATHER: LAKE LEVEL/CONDITIONS:


DUCKS
American Wigeon 22
Bufflehead 66
Gadwall 1,240
Mallard 3,625
Merganser, Hooded 2
Merganser, Common 70
Northern Pintail 624
Northern Shoveler 1,952
Redhead 177
Ring-Necked Duck 64
Ruddy Duck 194
Scaup, Lesser 172
Teal, Blue-Winged 96
Teal, Green-Winged 300
Wood Duck 2
Unidentified 1,938
TOTAL DUCKS 10,544

GEESE
Canada, Large 18
Canada, Small 6
TOTAL GEESE 24

CRANES
Sandhill Crane 2,365

SHOREBIRDS
Greater Yellowlegs 15
Killdeer 32
Peep 11

MARSH AND WATER BIRDS
American Coot 90
Cormorant, Double-Crested 26
Heron, Great Blue 4
Pelican, American White 30

TERNS AND GULLS
Gull, Franklin 36
Gull, Ring-Billed 274
Unidentified 1,600

RAPTORS
Northern Harrier 4
Red-Shouldered Hawk 4
Red-Tailed Hawk 18
Bald Eagle (Mature) 3
Bald Eagle (Immature) 3
Prairie Falcon 1

OTHER BIRDS
Rock Dove 34
American Crow 2
Great-horned Owl 2