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Migration Alert: Mallards Funnel into Missouri

The mallards are in Missouri! That's the late word from waterfowl biologists and hunters. Harsh wintry weather to the north and powerful cold fronts have pushed peak numbers of mallards into this state.

Understanding Waterfowl: Tracking the Mallard Migration

Research has provided a wealth of new information about mallard movements and habitat preferences. By Luke Naylor and Andrew Raedeke, Ph.D.

Understanding Waterfowl: Mallards and Their Relatives

Widely distributed across North America, Asia, and Europe, the mallard is the most abundant duck in the northern hemisphere. Mallards are successful because they are adaptable, which allows them to exploit diverse habitats and resources. Mallards are also one of the most prolific breeders in the waterfowl world. In some cases, hen mallards have been observed making up to six nesting attempts in a single breeding season.

DU Featured Photo

Featured photo for the week of August 8.

Photo Essay: Green is Golden

The mallard is North America's most widely-distributed and popular waterfowl species, highly coveted by waterfowlers.

Mallard Conservation Initiative


Mississippi Alluvial Valley

An overview of Ducks Unlimited's Mississippi Alluvial Valley priority area.

Green-Timber Greenheads

Timber hunting is the purest form of duck hunting and in many ways the hardest

Mallard Conservation Initiative Quick Facts


Mallard Heaven

A journey to one of North America's most famous waterfowling regions reveals why eastern Arkansas is still so important for greenheads and those who would pursue them.

Montezuma's Magnificent Muck Ducks

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

Greenheads - How To Hunt Mallard Country


Mallards & Flooded Timber

Bottomland forested wetlands are havens for wintering waterfowl.

Mallard Life Cycle

In the space of one year a duck experiences the full spectrum of seasonal changes that usher in opportunities and challenges. Follow the life cycle diagram from breeding to wintering for a better understanding of the activities and energy requirements in different phases of a duck's annual cycle.

A Brighter Future for Great Lakes Mallards

Ducks Unlimited researchers explore the needs of mallards in the Great Lakes and the implications they have on DU's conservation strategy.
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