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Great response to student research partnership

To increase the number of conservationists and citizens who enjoy and support waterfowl and wetland conservation, Ducks Unlimited partnered with the University of North Dakota (UND) for a student research internship program. Undergraduate students Nick Conrad and John Palarski were sponsored by UND professor Dr. Susan Ellis-Felege and used video surveillance technology to examine nest attendance and defense in blue-winged teal at DU’s Coteau Ranch this summer.

Understanding Waterfowl: Brood Ecology

A closer look at the amazing journey ducklings make from fuzzballs to fledglings. By Johann Walker, Ph.D.

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Duckling Survival

A variety of factors influence how many young ducks fly south each fall.

Parental Care

Early life for young waterfowl can range from surviving in a single-parent family to living a bird’s version of an Ozzie and Harriet-style childhood.

Ducklings and Goslings

Young waterfowl face many challenges but are amazingly well-adapted to their new environment.
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