Tennessee is part of the Mississippi Flyway and provides important winter habitat for waterfowl that are produced in the Prairie Pothole Region and Great Lakes states. In most years, Tennessee winters significant numbers of mallards and wood ducks across the state. Western Tennessee comprises an important portion of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, known regionally as the Delta. Historically, flooded forests of the Delta provided reliable, high-quality habitat for thousands of mallards, wood ducks, and other waterfowl.
DU has worked to conserve more than 44,000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout Tennessee. Our goal is to perpetually secure habitat and the future of Tennessee as a key wintering area in North America. Your support of DU will help us achieve that goal.
View the state conservation report in Tennessee.