Where New York's Ducks Come From

The Great Lakes Region, Mid Atlantic Coast, St. Lawrence Plain and Prairie Pothole Region are important to New York waterfowl hunters.

A significant amount of the mallards harvested in New York each year are produced in the St. Lawrence Plain, Great Lakes Region and Mid Atlantic Coast. We receive a good part of our diving duck migration from the Prairie Pothole Region and Great Lakes Region. A considerable portion of our teal and other puddle ducks originate in the Prairie Pothole Region.


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Please note this map represents birds recovered in the same year they were banded to show a direct correlation between banding site and harvest.

The Prairie Pothole Region, Great Lakes Region, and St. Lawrence Plain are all DU conservation focus areas, as is the Mid Atlantic Coast.

There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of New York waterfowl hunters like Ducks Unlimited.

Our critical conservation work provides support to our migration both on the breeding grounds and here at home.

With your help, we will preserve our waterfowl hunting heritage through habitat conservation of these areas critical to the New York migration and harvest.

Click here for more information on DU's conservation priority areas.