Where Delaware's Ducks Come From

Ducks in flight

The Prairie Pothole Region, Great Lakes Region and St. Lawrence Plain are critical to Delaware waterfowl hunters.

A significant amount of the mallards harvested in Delaware each year are produced in the St. Lawrence Plain and Great Lakes Region. We receive a good portion of our diving ducks from the Prairie Pothole Region and our teal and other puddle ducks are products of all three areas.

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

There is no waterfowl conservation organization that represents the needs of Delaware 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 Delaware migration and harvest.

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


View Band Recovery Map