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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.

Research in the Prairies

Research in the Prairies DU's science monitoring duck production across the prairies, including Nesting Camera videos.

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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Field Reports: 2012 Spring Habitat Conditions
Significant rainfall will be needed to maintain or improve wetland habitats in many important waterfowl breeding areas

Mississippi Alluvial Valley
Level I Ducks Unlimited conservation priority area, the most significant winter habitat area for mallards in North America

Waterfowl Renesting
For many species of ducks, persistence is crucial to reproductive success

DU Waterfowl Migration Email Alerts
Be the first to know when ducks are on the move!

2012 Winter Habitat Conditions in Canada
February Habitat Conditions from DU Canada

The Incubation Period
For female waterfowl, hatching a nest requires a big investment of time and energy

Scouting for Ducks
Improve your hunting by locating new hunting spots and by keeping tabs on migration

Amazing Waterfowl Facts
Incredible information from the world of waterfowl

Waterfowl Mating Systems
"Until death do us part" - A statement that is generally true for geese, but not ducks.

Hunting Flight Ducks
Tips for hunting waterfowl that are on the move

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