Duck Band Recovery Maps and Reports

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Photo © John Hoffman, DU

While not an exact science, band recovery mapping can help give a general overview of waterfowl migration patterns into a certain state or region from associated breeding areas. Listed below are recovery maps for all 50 states except Hawaii and Alaska.

These maps represent recoveries from 1986-2007 for states and provinces in all 4 flyways, ducks that were banded in July and August only, and birds recovered during the regular duck season (generally, between Sept and Jan). Only banded birds recovered and reported by hunters were used in the production of the maps.

Click here to view band recoveries.