Redhead populations are currently healthy. In 2009, slightly more than 1 million breeding redheads were tallied in the traditional survey area, a level 62 percent above the long-term average and near a record high. U.S. hunters bagged an estimated 120,000 redheads during the 2008-2009 waterfowl season, with the largest harvests occurring in Texas, California, the Dakotas, and Great Lakes states.
Learn more about redheads and their habitats by visiting the Waterfowl ID section
of the DU website.