Waterfowl Identification

Waterfowl Gallery External Website- Provides a picture and sound of common North American waterfowl, as well as breeding, migratory, and winter habitat requirements, and population status. A Ducks Unlimited, Inc. site.

 

Patuxent Bird Identification Infocenter External Website- This site provides identification tips, photos, songs, similar species comparisons, life history, taxonomy, and range maps of North American birds, including waterfowl. Site created and maintained by the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, U.S. FWS.

 

Teal and Wood Duck Identification Video External Website - Biologist and waterfowl coordinator Jamie Feddersen talks with HuntFlorida TV host Tony Young about what Florida duck hunters should look for when identifying teal and wood ducks during the September early duck hunting season.

 

Ducks at a Distance: A Waterfowl Identification Guide External Website Adobe PDF - This guide will help you recognize birds on the wing—it emphasizes their fall and winter plumage patterns as well as size, shape, and flight characteristics.

 

 



FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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