Birds

Update on West Coast Goose Study

Dr. Mark Petrie of Ducks Unlimited recently gave an update to DU’s Alaska Convention on an important study taking place along the West Coast. California’s Central Valley has seen goose numbers triple to nearly three million birds over the [...]

June 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Black Tern nesting colony at Schlepp

A rare black tern nesting colony was recently discovered in Idaho on the Schlepp property, a 400-acre farmland-to-wetland conservation easement. Ducks Unlimited collaborated with many partners to convert the area to clean feeding habitat for [...]

July 7, 2017 // 4 Comments

Cinnamon Quest

Photographer Mike Drew takes readers on a beautiful journey in search of the elusive Cinnamon Teal via incredible photos and storytelling. I was looking for cinnamon teal. Cinnamon teal – the drakes, at least – are one of the most lovely [...]

May 12, 2017 // 621 Comments

Waterfowling Survey

Do you hunt ducks, watch ducks, or both? Ducks Unlimited is collaborating with researchers from Colorado State University and University of Arizona to assess activities related to waterfowl hunting as well as waterfowl viewing and photography. [...]

September 15, 2016 // 904 Comments

Migration Alert: Ducks and Geese move into Central Valley

Waterfowl season began last month in California, and despite the drought plaguing the entire state, large numbers of ducks and geese have found their way into the Central Valley, providing good hunting opportunities. “After talking to people [...]

November 4, 2015 // 631 Comments

DU Connects with Idaho Supporters

August was a busy month for Ducks Unlimited in Idaho, as members geared up for the start of the hunt season with several events. Idaho Fish and Game held the two-day “HUNT IDAHO: Connecting Mountains to Meals” Festival in which Ducks Unlimited [...]

September 24, 2015 // 699 Comments

CDFW Completes 2015 Waterfowl Breeding Survey

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently completed its 2015 waterfowl breeding population survey, and the numbers in California are down significantly. Using methodology approved by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), [...]

June 26, 2015 // 723 Comments

DU Waterfowling Heritage Center Opens in Memphis

Although not located in the West, the brand new Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Center inside the Bass Pro Shops at the Memphis Pyramid in Tennessee may be a new must-visit location for all DU members and duck hunters. According to DU, more than 20,000 [...]

May 8, 2015 // 689 Comments

December Pacific Flyway Report: California

Bill Monroe, the  WF360 Pacific Flyway Migration Editor, just released an update on the conditions for waterfowl in California on DU’s website. And thanks to recent storms, the numbers are encouraging.   The survey tallied 500,000 [...]

December 5, 2014 // 693 Comments

Thank you!

Now that the dust has settled from the elections earlier this month, Ducks Unlimited would like to congratulate and thank its California members who voted on November 4th, helping pass Proposition 1—a significant victory for waterfowl conservation [...]

November 21, 2014 // 875 Comments

Swan Festival 2014

The annual Swan Festival in Marysville, Ca took place last weekend, and as usual, was a big success with visitors from all over Northern California. Ducks Unlimited had a heavy presence at the event thanks to DU’s State Marketing Chairman, [...]

November 15, 2014 // 831 Comments

Five Fantastic Pacific Flyway Public Waterfowling Destinations

With a 107-day duck season and seven-bird daily bag limit in the Pacific Flyway again this year, the West may indeed be the best for waterfowl hunters. From the northern coast of Washington to the Salton Sea in Southern California, the Pacific [...]

October 17, 2014 // 677 Comments

Ducks out of luck in water-scarce rice fields?

The Marysville Appeal-Democrat, located in the heart of rice farming country in Northern California, touched on the potential problem for waterfowl this fall and winter if rice farmers over treat their fields–a topic Ducks Unlimited has been [...]

September 26, 2014 // 681 Comments

State of the Birds Report Summary

A new report from the U.S. Committee of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative shows encouraging population gains for some wetland-dependent bird species. At the same time, the report’s authors warn about the future implications of the [...]

September 9, 2014 // 681 Comments