Weekly Waterfowl Survey

 

SALT PLAINS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

WEEKLY WATERFOWL SURVEY

 

DATE: 2/23/2022             OBSERVER: Hensley, Robell, Guffy, Wyatt, Smart, Kildow              TEMP:  9° F      

 

WIND: NNE 11-20           WEATHER:       cloudy                   LAKE LEVEL/CONDITIONS:    normal/80% ice 

 

 

DUCKS

American Wigeon                                                      10

Bufflehead                                                                 18

Gadwall                                                                     453

Mallard                                                                   1,083

Merganser, Hooded                                                  32

Merganser, Common                                               14

Northern Pintail                                                       807

Northern Shoveler                                                   475

Ring-Necked Duck                                                    48

Ruddy Duck                                                               23

Teal, Green-Winged                                                111

Unidentified                                                              522

TOTAL DUCKS                                                      3,596

 

GEESE

Canada, Large                                                          145

Canada, Small                                                       3,052

Snow/Blue/Ross                                                        49

TOTAL GEESE                                                      3,246

 

CRANES

Sandhill Crane                                                      4,566

 

MARSH AND WATER BIRDS

American Coot                                                          60

Heron, Great Blue                                                       3

 

TERNS AND GULLS

Gull, Ring-Billed                                                        65

 

RAPTORS

Northern Harrier                                                          5

Red-Tailed Hawk                                                        9

Bald Eagle (Mature)                                                   7

Bald Eagle (Immature)                                            12

 

 

OTHER BIRDS

Belted Kingfisher                                                         1

American Crow                                                            1

Red-Wing Blackbird                                          46,850

 

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