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Waterfowl Mating and Nesting

Learn more about the nesting and mating habits of waterfowl.
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Waterfowl beginning to nest in the prairies
Wetland conditions good for International Migratory Bird Day

Wetland conditions good for nesting migratory birds
International Migratory Bird Day May 11

Habitat Update: Northern Plains Receives More Snow
April 16, 2013 - Biologist explains impacts on habitat

Photo Essay: Mating Games
Courtship Flights are an amazing display of color and acrobatic flying

Photo Essay: Spring on the Prairies
A look at what breeding waterfowl will find as they return to the Duck Factory

Photo Essay: Nesting Habitat
Experience the images waterfowl face when they arrive on the prairies this year

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

A look at goose nesting habitat in 2010
What a difference a year makes

Prairie Pothole Region
Level I Ducks Unlimited conservation priority area, the most important and threatened waterfowl habitat in North America

Duck Nesting Success FAQ's
What is it and what impacts it?

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

Life in the Egg
A look at the incubation process of the egg

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

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

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