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DU and University of Delaware Partner in Waterfowl Research

Researchers at Ducks Unlimited and Dr. Chris Williams of the University of Delaware (UDEL) were recently awarded a generous grant from the Black Duck Joint Venture to assess the influence of wintering habitat quality on black duck populations.

Understanding Waterfowl: Tracking the Black Duck

DU research sheds new light on this prized bird's migration habits

Northeastern U.S. Forests

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the Northeastern U.S. Forests priority area

North Atlantic / New England Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation work in the North Atlantic / New England Coast priority area.

Mid-Atlantic Coast

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's habitat conservation efforts in the Mid-Atlantic Coast priority area.

Black Duck Study Components

Breaking down the Black Duck Research Initiative.

Ducks Unlimited's Black Duck Study

American black duck populations have declined by as much as 60 percent in traditional wintering areas. Several possible explanations exist for this decline, one of which is the loss and degradation of quality wintering habitat in the Atlantic and Mississippi flyways.

The Salt Marsh Sovereig

New research is looking at the food and habitat resources that must be in place for wintering black ducks to thrive.

Montezuma's Magnificent Muck Ducks

Black ducks, mallards, and pintails flock to flooded fields in New York's Finger Lakes region.

Northeastern U.S. Forests - More Information

Background information on DU's Northeastern U.S. Forests conservation priority area
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