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Waterfowl Biology & Research

Learn all you could ever want to know about ducks and geese! DU biologists have accumulated a wealth of research and findings about waterfowl and their behavior.

Waterfowl ID

Waterfowl IDLearn fascinating information about various waterfowl species including breeding and migration information. Listen to what the waterfowl sound like in the wild, so you can easily identify them on your next outing.




Understanding Waterfowl

Understanding WaterfowlDucks Unlimited has conducted extensive research on waterfowl biology, and our biologists have written numerous "Understanding Waterfowl" articles.


Waterfowl Lifecycle

Waterfowl LifecycleIn the space of one year a duck experiences the full spectrum of seasonal changes that usher in opportunities & challenges.


Wood Duck Boxes

Wood duck boxes Creating a wood duck box and strategically placing it can draw birds into an area and create a local population.


Where Do Your Ducks Come From?

Did you know that biologists band more than 200,000 ducks and 150,000 geese every year?  With roughly 90,000 bands reported each year, the data explains waterfowl migration and habits.

As birds are reported or harvested, this information is placed onto maps, showing where the bird was banded and where it was reported.  These maps provide a glimpse of not only migration corridors, but where ducks in your area come from.

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Understanding Waterfowl: A Matter of Productivity
A closer look at why the Prairie Pothole Region is North America's most productive waterfowl breeding area












DU's Bakken research in the PPR
DU monitoring waterfowl production in the area






Ducks Unlimited prairie science back in the field
Research technicians head back to the Bakken



Ducks Unlimited Research in the Prairies
DU's science monitoring duck production across the prairies



Understanding Waterfowl: The Amazing Egg
An inside look at egg formation, structure, and development in waterfowl



Migration Alert: Atlantic Flyway Snow Geese Push into Canada
March 18, 2016 - Atlantic Flyway - New York



Migration Alert: Snow Goose Numbers Build in North Dakota
March 15, 2016 - Central Flyway - North Dakota






Understanding Waterfowl: Wood Duck Box Management
With regular maintenance, manmade nesting structures can increase local production of these beautiful birds






Migration Alert: Mississippi Duck Numbers Average, Water Abundant
Jan. 15, 2016 - Mississippi Flyway - Mississippi






Migration Alert: Tough Season for Many Arkansas Duck Hunters
Jan. 13, 2016 - Mississippi Flyway - Arkansas



Migration Alert: Oklahoma Hunters Hope to Finish Strong
Jan 12, 2016 - Central Flyway- Oklahoma








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