Seasonal ponds are life support for wildlife

Seasonal ponds are life support for wildlife

Wetland habitats are the “neighbourhood” where ducks raise the next generation.

Migrating to Mexico’s mangroves

Migrating to Mexico’s mangroves

Up to 20 per cent of North America’s waterfowl migrate to overwinter in Mexico. But the wetlands they depend on there are threatened. That’s why committed conservationists are working tirelessly on their behalf, to protect these unique habitats.

International Canvasback Award migrates to Canada

International Canvasback Award migrates to Canada

2017 recipient Bruce Batt recognized for his significant contributions to the North American waterfowl conservation community

2018 waterfowl survey estimates populations of 41.2 million

2018 waterfowl survey estimates populations of 41.2 million

Conserving Canadian habitat remains critical to North American waterfowl

Avoiding “feather-benders”

Avoiding “feather-benders”

One strategy birds use to evade collisions.

Ducks from a distance: helpful hints for identification in the wild

Ducks from a distance: helpful hints for identification in the wild

Tips from waterfowl experts on overcoming identification challenges for the 20+ species of ducks that live in North America.

Patterns and personality

Patterns and personality

DUC partners with award-winning bird author, Richard Crossley, for the release of The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl.

Duck numbers keep flying high

Duck numbers keep flying high

Canada 150 celebrations aside, there’s another reason to celebrate our country this year: robust duck populations

Eider pride

Eider pride

When common eider populations plummeted, volunteers worked together to save the iconic bird species

Why are the birds flying north — again?

Why are the birds flying north — again?

Mini-migration of ducks and geese in late spring and early summer

Why did the black duck cross the road?

Why did the black duck cross the road?

At the end of her nestcam broadcast, Lucy the black duck made sure to get her new brood to the restored wetland on the other side.