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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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Understanding Waterfowl: The Nesting Period
The health of waterfowl populations depends largely on the ability of the birds to successfully nest and hatch broods



Montana DU team selected for wetland stewardship award
Recognizes exemplary professionalism and dedication to conserving wetland habitat






Migration Alert: Spring Thaw Opens the Door for Snow Geese in the Dakotas
March 13, 2015 - Central Flyway - South Dakota/North Dakota















Understanding Waterfowl: Waterfowl Bands and Other Markers
Bagging a banded duck or goose is always cause for celebration, but these coveted trophies also play a vital role in waterfowl management






Snow Goose Destinations
Meet the migration head-on at these five LGCO hotspots






Migration Alert: Mid-South Ducks Numbers Increase for Final Weekend
Jan. 20, 2015 – Mississippi Flyway – TN, AR, MO, MS























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