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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund
This infographic focuses on the $100 million fine BP paid to the North American Wetlands Conservation Fund for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill’s impact on birds. It includes photos of a male mallard duck; duck eggs in a nest; and a female mottled duck with ducklings. There are also headshots of several of the 63 species of birds injured by the oil spill (green-winged teal, mallard, piping plover, and interior least tern). Learn more...
Redheads are large diving ducks that feed by diving below the water’s surface looking for plant tubers and other foods. This species often occurs in large flocks, called rafts, especially during winter. This duck is known for its rounded, bright red head, two tone bill, and gray back. Conservation status Low concern. Although this species is hunted, harvest is tightly restricted as there are concerns over the potential effects of harvest on population sustainability. Visit the species profile...
Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Wood ducks are common year-round in the Southeastern United States and during summer and autumn throughout the Eastern United States and Canada. Wood ducks breed in most states east of the Rocky Mountains and throughout the Pacific Northwest, but they migrate from northern states and provinces to southern areas during early fall. Status: Not listed, low concern – Although breeding population estimates are not available for wood ducks based on breeding surveys, perhaps as many as 3 million breeding pairs exist across North America. Visit the species profile...