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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.


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



Migration Alert: Texas Bluewings Arrive Just In Time
Sept. 16 - Texas teal opener exceeds expectations


















Understanding Waterfowl: Tracking the Mallard Migration
Research has provided a wealth of new information about mallard movements and habitat preferences



Waterfowl Band Return Maps
Do you know where your ducks come from?



DU Windows App
Migration, Waterfowl ID, News, Latest Stories and Events all from your Windows 8 tablet or Surface device!



Photo Essay: The Northern Pintail
Elegance and grace represented






Understanding Waterfowl: Drakes and Ganders
A closer look at the fascinating mating strategies of male ducks and geese






Understanding Waterfowl: Seasonal Wetlands and Breeding Ducks
These small, shallow-flooded basins are vital to waterfowl production on the prairies



Ducks in Wild Abundance
Just how good were the good old days? Waterfowl biologists explore how large the fall flight might have been in early America









Understanding Waterfowl: Stopover Country
Wetlands and rivers in America's heartland provide vital migration habitat for millions of waterfowl





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