The following articles were previously featured in the "Understanding Waterfowl" column of the Ducks Unlimited Magazine.
Crossbreeding produces rare and interesting birds but also threatens the survival of some species
Dressed for Success
A drake’s bright colors and a hen’s dull plumage both play crucial roles in breeding
Interpreting their odd assortment of whistles, grunts, quacks, honks, coos, clucks, and trills
Early life for young waterfowl can range from surviving in a single-parent family to living a bird’s version of an Ozzie and Harriet-style childhood.
Band recoveries reported by hunters are an essential source of information for waterfowl managers