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Ducks Unlimited
April 2022

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DU Newsletter: April 2022

Spotlight on the Mission

Ducks and geese are working their way back to the breeding grounds this time of year. It’s a fascinating aspect of their life cycle as courtship displays can be seen across spring migration and staging areas as waterfowl and other migratory birds wait for the thaw. The following collection of articles details the importance of this time of year and the crucial habitats that come to the forefront every spring.

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Understanding Waterfowl: Prairie Potholes and Breeding Ducks

Conserving these small, shallow wetlands is essential to the health of continental duck populations

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Perfect Combination

Understanding Waterfowl: The Perfect Combination

A variety of factors must come together to create prime wetland conditions on the prairies

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Protecting the Boreal Forest

This vast, wetland-rich region contains vitally important habitat for waterfowl and other migratory birds

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DU Podcast

Protecting the prairies with duck stamps and partnerships

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Super Broods

Understanding Waterfowl: Super Broods

Amalgamations of ducklings and goslings can include offspring from two or more females

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Understanding Waterfowl: Going Home

Many ducks and geese return to the same breeding, wintering, and migration sites year after year

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Ducks Unlimited Science Reports

Explore DU's science and research

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85th DU National Convention

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April 8–10, 2022 at Texas Motor Speedway


Ducks Unlimited Headlines

'Smart Wetlands' to Combat Gulf's Hypoxia Threats


Ducks Unlimited Releases Season in Review


Prairie Pothole Working Lands Partnership Complete


DU Volunteers Help Enact New Jersey Waterfowl Stamp Price Increase


DU Recognizes Contributions to Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation


Ducks Unlimited Provides Statement on Bay-Delta Voluntary Agreement MOU


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Waterfowl Recipe

Spicy Duck or Goose Wraps

This twist on the traditional sandwich is the perfect on-the-go summer meal

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Mission: Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America's waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Our vision is wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever.