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Waterfowl Surveys

Mallards_512x219Each week the refuge performs a count of waterfowl and other bird species.

SALT PLAINS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WEEKLY WATERFOWL SURVEY

DATE: 3/7/2017 OBSERVER: Hensley, Callison, Kildow, Smart TEMP: 32° F

WIND: W 10 WEATHER: clear/smoke haze LAKE LEVEL/CONDITIONS: normal


DUCKS
American Wigeon 56
Bufflehead 32
Canvasback 12
Gadwall 1,716
Mallard 894
Merganser, Hooded 7
Merganser, Common 8
Northern Pintail 86
Northern Shoveler 1,911
Redhead 29
Ring-Necked Duck 350
Ruddy Duck 583
Scaup, Lesser 55
Teal, Blue-Winged 143
Teal, Cinnamon 2
Teal, Green-Winged 142
Unidentified 6,149
TOTAL DUCKS 12,175

GEESE
Canada, Large 197
Canada, Small 115
Snow/Blue/Ross 30
Unidentified 470
TOTAL GEESE 812

CRANES
Sandhill Crane 1,106

SHOREBIRDS
American Avocet 6
Greater Yellowlegs 30
Killdeer 11
Wilson’s Snipe 20

MARSH AND WATER BIRDS
American Coot 380
Cormorant, Double-Crested 32
Grebe, Pie-Billed 1
Heron, Great Blue 8
Pelican, American White 18

TERNS AND GULLS
Gull, Ring-Billed 333
Unidentified 250

RAPTORS
Northern Harrier 8
Red-Tailed Hawk 15
Bald Eagle (Mature) 3
American Kestrel 1
Unidentified 2

OTHER BIRDS
Northern Bobwhite Quail 9
Red-Wing Blackbird 1,200
Great-horned Owl 1

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2017
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