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Duck Numbers Remain Strong as Habitat Declines

FWS survey indicates record duck numbers, average pond count
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2012 Canvasback Numbers

The canvasback population is continuing to rebound from the low levels experienced in the late 1980s and early '90s caused by loss of breeding/wintering habitat.

2012: 0.760 million +10% from 2011
2011: 0.692 million
% Change from long-term average: +33% 



Learn more about canvasbacks in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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