North Carolina is part of the Atlantic Flyway and provides important winter habitat for waterfowl that are produced in the prairies, Great Lakes and eastern Canada. North Carolina is unique in that it winters upwards of 80 percent of the continental Tundra Swan population. The bays, sounds and associated coastal wetlands provide important habitat for hundreds of thousands of Atlantic brant, several species of diving ducks, black ducks and other species of puddle ducks. DU has worked to conserve more than 43,000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout North Carolina since 1985. DU's Sound CARE Initiative seeks to conserve an additional 64,000 acres in North Carolina and on northern breeding grounds. Our goal is to conserve habitat to secure the future of waterfowl throughout North Carolina and North America. Your support of DU will help us achieve that goal.