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A passion for science and waterfowl

A passion for science and waterfowl

At DUC, our work focuses on science-based solutions. We are fortunate to draw some of the best and brightest in the field of conservation.

Where cattle and ducks find a home on the range

Where cattle and ducks find a home on the range

The Hanceville Cattle Co. and DUC take the road less travelled in their commitment to conservation and agriculture in the Chilcotin.

Waterfowl at your service: how ducks and geese help our environment

Waterfowl at your service: how ducks and geese help our environment

How our ducks and geese deliver a lot of benefits to our environment and to us.

Oak Hammock Marsh nest cam gives intimate look at Canada goose and her nest

Oak Hammock Marsh nest cam gives intimate look at Canada goose and her nest

A special web cam monitors the progress of a Canada goose and her mate, who chose the rooftop of DUC's national offices at Oak Hammock Marsh for their nest.

The secrets to successful dating, from North America’s drakes

The secrets to successful dating, from North America’s drakes

Printable infographics featuring the strange courtship displays of North American ducks

Wood duck brings birders together

Wood duck brings birders together

Saskatchewan photographer inspires other birders with avian imagery. Learn more about Hanna, and her love of wood ducks and photography.

The impressive courtship maneuvers of drakes

The impressive courtship maneuvers of drakes

Whether it’s through whistling, head bobbing or blowing bubbles, each species has a unique – and captivating – set of courtship maneuvers. Here are five of the impressive lengths some drakes will go to get the girl.

The fight to conserve our wetlands

The fight to conserve our wetlands

Wetlands are a biological resource akin to rainforests and coral reefs. They are an epicentre of life that cannot be replicated. Where wetlands suffer, so too does the immense biodiversity they support.

So, Pete, how was your holiday?

So, Pete, how was your holiday?

DUC volunteer Pete Gilboe joined the goose banding program at Akimiski Island this past summer.

How Duck Flight Works

How Duck Flight Works

Migrating ducks can best be appreciated while in flight. We break down the marvels of mechanics, structure and aerodynamics that make their long journeys possible (along with habitat).

Celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Celebrating 30 years of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act

Celebrating the success of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through the eyes of a longtime DUC employee.

Canada duck stamp sales help fund conservation

Canada duck stamp sales help fund conservation

As the Canadian Wildlife Habitat Conservation Stamp celebrates 35 years, we recognize the projects funded and the people—hunters and others—who support it.