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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 Mallard Numbers

The mallard is the most common duck in the United States, with the greatest abundance between the Appalachian and Rocky mountains.

2012: 10.602 million +15% from 2011
2011: 9.183 million
% Change from long-term average: +40%


Learn more about mallards in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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