Wood Duck  ( Canard branchu )

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Aix sponsa

Description:    Male Wood Duck
Photo Date:   April 24, 2008

Location:  

Evanturel Township

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The North American population of this species has increased by 400% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists.  Though there is always some inherent variability in the source data, there is a sufficient quality and quantity of data for this species to be able to quantify the change in population with a high level of statistical confidence.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

April 17
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

October 11

 

Banding Results

Year

MNR
Air Boat

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1996 3     3
1997 4     4
1998   40   40
2000   32   32
2001 2     2
2002 3 4   7
2003   5   5
2004   2   2
2005     1 1
2007 1 2   3
2008 3      
2009