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2013 Duck Numbers Remain Strong

Despite slight declines, most species remain well above long-term averages
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2013 Mallard Numbers

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

2013: 10.372 million -2% from last year
2012: 10.602 million

Mallards remain +36% over the long-term average.

Learn more about mallards in our waterfowl identification gallery.
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