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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 Gadwall Numbers

The North American gadwall population remained stable through the 1970s and early 1980s, while populations of other waterfowl species generally declined. Since the late 1980s, the gadwall population has increased to record levels,

2012:  3.586 million +10% from 2011
2011: 3.257 million
% Change from long-term average: +96%



Learn more about gadwalls in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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