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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 Pintail Numbers

Pintails once were one of the most abundant ducks in North America but have suffered a disturbing decline since the 1950s.

2012: 3.473 million -22% from 2011
2011: 4.429 million
% Change from long-term average: -14% 



Learn more about northern pintails in our waterfowl identification gallery.

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