Duck Band Recovery Maps and Reports

While not an exact science, band recovery mapping can help give a general overview of waterfowl migration patterns into a certain state or region from associated breeding areas. Listed below are recovery maps for all 50 states except Hawaii and Alaska.

These maps represent recoveries from 1986-2007 for states and provinces in all 4 flyways, ducks that were banded in July and August only, and birds recovered during the regular duck season (generally, between Sept and Jan). Only banded birds recovered and reported by hunters were used in the production of the maps.  [read more].

Choose a state below to view band recoveries. 

Alabama Iowa Nebraska Rhode Island
Arizona Kansas Nevada South Carolina
Arkansas Kentucky New Hampshire South Dakota
California Louisiana New Jersey Tennessee
Colorado Maine New Mexico Texas
Connecticut Maryland New York Utah
Delaware Massachusetts North Carolina Vermont
Florida Michigan North Dakota Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Ohio Washington
Idaho Mississippi Oklahoma West Virginia
Illinois Missouri Oregon Wisconsin
Indiana Montana Pennsylvania Wyoming