U.S. Migratory duck populations exploding

Duck population levels are growing strong. Even with development, climate change, drought and severe weather, ducks are finding a way to thrive.
Habitat decline not affecting duck populations this year August 2012. Although breeding habitat conditions have declined from previous years, the US 2012 "Trends in Duck Breeding Populations" report estimates waterfowl production in North America is at a record high. This year's report estimate of 48.6 million ducks is significantly higher than the 45.6 million birds estimated last year and 43 percent above the long-term average.
This annual report summarizes information about the status of duck populations and wetland habitats collected by wildlife biologists from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Canadian Wildlife Service for the Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey (Survey). The Survey samples more than two million square miles of waterfowl habitat across the United States and
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