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. Whether looking for tips to improve your waterfowl ID skills or learning more about migration patterns, you've come to the right place!
Learn fascinating information about various waterfowl species including breeding and migration information. In addition, you can even listen to what the waterfowl sound like in the wild, so you can easily identify them on your next outing. View the Gallery
| Waterfowl ID Quiz
Ducks Unlimited has conducted extensive research on waterfowl biology. Our biologists have written numerous "Understanding Waterfowl
" articles in DU Magazine. We're pleased to share dozens of these features online for you! View articles
In the space of one year a duck experiences the full spectrum of seasonal changes that usher in opportunities & challenges. Follow the life cycle diagram for a better understanding of the activities and energy requirements in different phases of a duck's annual cycle. Follow a Mallard Through the Annual Cycle.
Wood Duck Boxes
Creating a wood duck box and strategically placing it can draw birds into an area and create a local population. Learn how to build and maintain a wood duck box on your property!
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. Learn more.