Waterfowl Surveys

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Each week, October-March, the refuge performs a count of waterfowl and other bird species.


SALT PLAINS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
WEEKLY WATERFOWL SURVEY

DATE: 3/12/19 OBSERVER: Hensley, Lauppe, Kildow, Smart, Kasson TEMP: 50° F

WIND: SE5-10 WEATHER: overcast/rain LAKE LEVEL/CONDITIONS: normal


DUCKS
American Wigeon 6
Bufflehead 14
Canvasback 3
Common Goldeneye 79
Gadwall 1,968
Mallard 776
Merganser, Common 275
Merganser, Red-Breasted
Northern Pintail 630
Northern Shoveler 1,503
Redhead 12
Ring-Necked Duck 962
Ruddy Duck 3,996
Teal, Blue-Winged 29
Teal, Cinnamon 2
Teal, Green-Winged 16
Wood Duck 2
Unidentified 1,984
TOTAL DUCKS 12,257

GEESE
Canada, Large 102
Canada, Small 825
Snow/Blue/Ross 10
Greater White-Fronted 35
TOTAL GEESE 972

CRANES
Sandhill Crane 3,766

SHOREBIRDS
Killdeer 5

MARSH AND WATER BIRDS
American Coot 143
Grebe, Pie-Billed 1
Heron, Great Blue 15
Pelican, American White 2
Swan, Trumpeter* 1

TERNS AND GULLS
Gull, Ring-Billed 116

RAPTORS
Northern Harrier 4
Red-Tailed Hawk 13
Bald Eagle (Mature) 5
Bald Eagle (Immature) 4
American Kestrel 1

OTHER BIRDS
Wild Turkey 17
Northern Bobwhite Quail 2
American Crow 2
Great-horned Owl 2