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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 Northern Shoveler Numbers

Northern shoveler populations have remained fairly steady since 1955, but 2007, 2009 and 2011 brought peak numbers in the 4.3-4.6-million-bird range.

2012: 5.018 million +8% from 2011
2011: 4.641 million
% Change from long-term average: +111%




Learn more about northern shovelers in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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