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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Feathers Unfurled: Exploring Weird Plumages in Wild Waterfowl

A closer look at the extraordinary plumages of waterfowl, both rare and remarkable

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Ducks Unlimited • Florida

Hydrologic Restoration at MK Ranch, Gulf County, FL

In February of 2024, after years of planning, work began on the hydrologic restoration at MK Ranch. The property contains 55 miles of ditches and associated berms that were installed illegally decades ago by a previous landowner. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) now owns and manages this property as a Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) for public access.

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science • Waterfowl Habitat

Field Reports: 2024 Early-Spring Habitat Report

An overview of wetland conditions across key waterfowl breeding areas

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Disentangling Duck DNA

A new research project is harnessing the power of citizen science to solve important questions about waterfowl genetics

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Public Policy • Waterfowl Habitat

Conservation: Natural Solutions

Valuable ecosystem services provided by DU’s conservation work can help corporate partners reach their sustainability goals

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Utah • Newsroom • Corporate Relations • Conservation Partner • Major Sponsor

Rescuing the Great Salt Lake

Conserving vital habitat and raising public awareness about this iconic western ecosystem

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Ducks Unlimited • National • International Programs • Where Ducks Unlimited Works • Waterfowl Habitat

A Milestone for Ducks Unlimited de México

Celebrating 50 years of wetlands and waterfowl conservation south of the border

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Season in Review 2023-24

Discover how hunters navigated the 2023-2024 hunting season, facing unique obstacles while looking ahead with hope and determination for future seasons

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Conservation: DU’s Deep Prairie Roots

Ducks Unlimited began its work in the Prairie Pothole Region 87 years ago, and this landscape remains its highest-priority conservation area

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Return of the Trumpeters

Successful restoration efforts have helped these majestic birds make an impressive comeback

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Events

A Wild Weekend

The annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has been celebrating the outdoors and promoting conservation for 40 years

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Ducks Unlimited • National

The Birth of Wildlife Conservation

A look back at how sportsmen and other concerned citizens saved North America’s wildlife and their habitats

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Spotlight • Newsroom

Women in Science: Driving Positive Change for the Environment

Women are at the forefront DU’s mission by ensuring a future for conservation and leaving a legacy of nature for generations to come

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Conservation: Investing in the Future

Students advance waterfowl science and receive hands-on training for future conservation careers

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science • Duck Calling

Understanding Waterfowl: Science and Duck Calling

What kind of duck call sounds the most like a real hen mallard? Scientists conducted a study to find the answer

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science • Waterfowl Habitat

Field Reports: 2024 Migration and Wintering Habitat Update

An overview of wetland conditions in key areas for waterfowl across North America

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Events • Spotlight

Dollars for Ducks

At DU events, members just like you come together to have fun and raise money for conservation

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Newsroom

Ducks Unlimited’s 2023 Annual Report

An executive summary of DU’s financial and conservation accomplishments during the past fiscal year

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Waterfowl Habitat

Field Reports: 2023 Fall Habitat Outlook

An overview of wetland conditions on key migration and wintering areas

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Conservation: The Cattle Connection

Livestock producers are among DU's most important conservation partners

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Northern Exposure

In Alaska, a warming climate is having profound impacts on waterfowl and their habitats

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

DU Special Report: 2023 Status of Waterfowl

This year’s waterfowl survey results reflected variable weather and habitat conditions on key breeding areas across the continent

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Ducks Unlimited • Texas • Spotlight

Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler: Chenier Plain Restoration

Ducks Unlimited has been recognized with the title of 2023 Conservation Wrangler from Texan by Nature (TxN) for its pivotal role in protecting and preserving the Chenier Plain in Texas.

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Waterfowl Habitat

Conservation: Making Every Drop Count

Wetlands play a vital role in conserving and managing California’s precious water resources

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Waterfowl Habitat

Citizen Conservationists

In Minnesota’s prairie pothole country, a dedicated group of waterfowl hunters is bringing back long-lost wetlands

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

History of Waterfowl Harvest Management

This 18-part DU Podcast series offers a comprehensive breakdown of how waterfowl harvest management has changed over the course of history

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Mobile Duck Data

Scientists are relying on cell phone technology to better understand waterfowl migration and habitat use

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Habitat • Waterfowl Research Science

Field Reports: Waterfowl Production Update

Wetland conditions were variable this year across the Prairie Pothole Region and other key breeding areas

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Habitat • Waterfowl Research Science

Field Reports: Duck Production Outlook

An overview of habitat conditions across North America’s most important waterfowl breeding areas

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Ducks Unlimited • National

How Duck Hunters are Saving the Planet

By supporting efforts to conserve wetlands and broader landscapes across North America, waterfowlers are doing their part to make the world a better place

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Treasures in the Timber

Crucial to waterfowl and other migratory birds, bottomland hardwood forests are among the world's most biologically diverse ecosystems

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Where Ducks Unlimited Works

Local Solutions, Continental Impact

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program helps DU build stronger relationships with farmers and ranchers at the grassroots level

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Ducks and Disease

A closer look at the most common waterfowl illnesses

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Ducks Unlimited • National

High and Dry

Drought and other long-term water challenges threaten the heart of the Pacific Flyway

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Ducks Unlimited • National • Hunting • Duck Hunting Stories

Can We Save the Great Salt Lake?

On a waterfowling trip to Utah’s famous inland sea, the author gets a firsthand look at the crisis facing one of the most important wetland ecosystems in the arid West

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Habitat • National

Field Reports: 2023 Early-Spring Habitat Outlook

An overview of wetland conditions across key waterfowl breeding areas

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Ducks Unlimited • Public Policy

Conservation: State Success Stories

Public policy at the state level provides crucial support for DU’s mission

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Rebirth of Delta Marsh

By excluding invasive carp, DU Canada and its partners are restoring this legendary waterfowl staging area to its former glory

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Ducks Unlimited • Conservation Projects • Newsroom • Oregon

Construction Finished in Oregon Wildlife Areas

Ducks Unlimited and ODFW have wrapped up wetland restoration and enhancement projects on 5 state-wildlife areas in Oregon - Fern Ridge, Irrigon, Klamath, Sauvie Island and Summer Lake.

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Understanding Waterfowl: Balanced Diets

Waterfowl eat a variety of foods throughout the year to meet changing nutritional needs

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

DU Special Report: Pintails on the Brink

With a record-low breeding population surveyed last spring, pintails just missed the threshold that would have required a closed season. Following is an update on the status of these highly admired birds

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Season in Review 2022–23

Indices of duck populations, habitat conditions, and winter weather

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Ducks Unlimited • Public Policy

The Future of CRP

Building support for this important agricultural conservation program is a top DU priority in the next Farm Bill

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Habitat • Archived

The Waters of the United States

The Waters of the United States

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Ducks Unlimited • Archived

Ducks Out of Water

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Habitat

Field Reports: 2023 Late-Winter Habitat Update

An overview of landscape conditions in key areas for waterfowl across North America

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Ducks Unlimited • Waterfowl Research Science

Wetlands and Water

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Ducks Unlimited • Conservation Projects • Massachusetts

Herring River To Undergo $60 Million Salt Marsh Restoration

DU, partners will protect nearly 900 acres at Cape Cod National Seashore