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
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?
DUC volunteer Pete Gilboe joined the goose banding program at Akimiski Island this past summer.
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 the success of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act through the eyes of a longtime DUC employee.
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.
Celebrating conservation greats
DUC’s North American Waterfowl Conservation Honour Roll inducts new members
Duck populations down slightly but remain above long-term average
The Big Hatch
DUC conserves, restores and manages wetlands with a big waterfowl hatch in mind. If the habitat is available and the conditions are right, the payoff is undeniably adorable.
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
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
Conserving Canadian habitat remains critical to North American waterfowl
One strategy birds use to evade collisions.
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
DUC partners with award-winning bird author, Richard Crossley, for the release of The Crossley ID Guide: Waterfowl.
Duck numbers keep flying high
Canada 150 celebrations aside, there’s another reason to celebrate our country this year: robust duck populations
When common eider populations plummeted, volunteers worked together to save the iconic bird species
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?
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.
Lucy’s live nest cam
Watch Lucy, Charlottetown’s favourite black duck, live as she cares for her nest and prepares for her brood.
A duck in spring
How and why ducks do what they do after spring migration.
Getting cold feet?
Web-footed and fancy free – how ducks handle ice underfoot
Our migration nation
Canadians bond over annual fall spectacle during Migration Week 2016