Wetland Waterfowl and Wildlife Identification

Migration season provides some of the best bird watching opportunities, particularly for waterfowl.

Heading out with your binoculars can be a lot of fun – especially when you can spot a few characters in the crowd. The shy ruddy duck who conceals itself in cattails…the fast-flying canvasback… or the boisterous Canada goose.
Congregation of redheads species, loafing on grass.
Congregation of redheads, loafing on grass.

Share your migration moments on DUC’s Migration Tracker!

What species are you spotting? Record your bird sightings using the DUC Migration Tracker project hosted on iNaturalist.

Know your waterfowl

Waterfowl Habitat

The natural world is complex. It works best when it contains a diverse system of fish and wildlife. Conserving the natural habitat that remains is the important first step in protecting wetland species.

Take a Stand for Conservation

Help us conserve our water, wildlife, and the environment for future generations.