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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 American Wigeon Numbers

American wigeon nest farther north than any other dabbling duck with the exception of the northern pintail. They breed throughout northern Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Alaska and the Northwest Territories.

2012: 2.145 million +3% from 2011
2011: 2.084 million
% Change from long-term average: -17 percent




Learn more about American wigeons in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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