Located in the heart of the Atlantic Flyway, the New England coast represents a diverse wealth of migration habitats across six states. Each spring and fall, millions of waterfowl use saltwater marshes, coastal estuaries and freshwater wetland complexes.
The Atlantic coast hosts the greatest waterfowl diversity in the entire Atlantic Flyway, from eiders to Canada geese to American black ducks. The primary conservation needs are restoration and protection of fresh water coastal and inland wetland habitats. Secondary to that are myriad nesting habitats, including islands for sea duck nesting.
Ducks Unlimited in 2016 continued its mission of wetlands and waterfowl conservation across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. Historically, DU has invested more than $8 million to protect, enhance or restore 30,752 acres.
To learn more, view the 2017 New England Conservation Report.