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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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Diving Ducks: Into the Deep
Diving ducks are perfectly designed for feeding in deep-water habitats.

Cleaning and Maintaining Wood Duck Boxes
Tips for keeping your wood duck nesting boxes in good condition season after season

Mallards & Flooded Timber
Bottomland forested wetlands are havens for wintering waterfowl

A Brighter Future for Great Lakes Mallards
DU researchers find that the conservation strategies needed to build mallard populations in the Great Lakes states differ from those needed to improve duck production on the prairies

Duck Scouting Success With Online Tools
New technology for duck hunters

Federal Premium Ammunition
Black Cloud FS Steel

Understanding Waterfowl: Tracking the Black Duck
DU research sheds new light on this prized bird's migration habits

Nest Site Selection
Where ducks make their nests is vital to the birds' breeding success

Migration Alert: 800k Mallards Counted in Arkansas
Jan. 10, 2014 - Mississippi Flyway - Arkansas

From First Frost to Arctic Blast
DU chief scientist shares his thoughts on waterfowl season

Waterfowl Mating Systems II
How ducks and geese select their mates and maintain pair bonds varies among species.

DU Migration Field Editor Program
Waterfowl Migration & Hunting Reports Across the Nation

Duckling Survival
A variety of factors influence how many young ducks fly south each fall.

Know No Limits—Go Xtreme.

Finding the Way
Waterfowl have amazing navigational abilities that guide their migrations

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