Waterfowl reflect the conditions of the land and the water across the North American continent.

As they migrate from north to south and back again, they, depending on species, rely on a wide range of environments. They overwinter in salt marshes and in hardwood river bottoms. They stopover in the grain fields and playa lakes of the Plains States. And nest in the vast wet expanses of northern marshes. Of course, some species take up residence in a single location.

Like other species, waterfowl benefit from management that takes into account the big picture instead of a single focus. Unlike most other species, their well-being involves a cooperative vision across a continent.

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The Shooter

The World’s Greatest Wildlife Photographer A Nebraska native, Thomas Mangelsen’s love of nature, his life outdoors and business success were heavily influenced by his father. An avid sportsman, Harold Mangelsen took his sons to favorite […]

It Was War. Then, a Rancher’s Truce With Some Pesky Beavers Paid Off

The article below has an excellent discussion of the growing recognition that beavers are an essential part of habitat restoration. Quoting one expert, “It may seem trite to say that beavers are a key part […]

New Movie About Texas Wildlife

“”Deep in the Heart” is billed as Texas’ first wildlife movie. This trailer has great photography, scoring and narration.  

Sandhill Cranes Talking Near Cascade Idaho

Sandhill Cranes have been around for between 2.8 and 10-million years: That makes them one of the oldest living birds. They migrate thousands of miles from northern summer breeding grounds. Some have made it as […]

Wyoming Sage Grouse Counts Fall Again, Marking a 5-year Trend

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Birds of Prey Face Global Decline From Habitat Loss, Poisons

The ubiquitous use of chemicals and poisons, combined with the removal of animal impact, is devastating wildlife.

Bright Future For Texas Oysters

Quoting the very interesting article below, “The future of oysters in Texas looks pretty bright. From thriving oyster restoration to new oyster mariculture opportunities, it will be exciting to see how things continue to evolve […]

Life on a Beaver Dam

Produced by Dave Ruane, who says: “Beaver dams are amazing. They create a diverse and changing habitat for lots of wildlife and a convenient “bridge” too! On this dam I had over 100-clips of raccoons […]

Whooping Cranes Are Nesting in Texas for the First Time in Over a Century

“Whooping Cranes seem to be continuing their slow recovery.  

100-Years of Bird Banding

“Bird banding goes back to 1902. Since 1960, over 70-million birds have been banded. This paper summarizes what has been learned from this effort.

Building Waterfowl Habitat on the Snake River in Idaho

Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area in Southwest Idaho provides an important stop over for resident and migrating ducks and geese. Habitat biologists strive to create the perfect mix of open water, cover and food.   […]

Protecting America’s Duck Factory

As described in the article below, the success of waterfowl conservation efforts proves it is possible to save bellwether species. This conservation success stands in stark contrast to the fate of other iconic species like […]

Birds Are Vanishing From North America

This is not about “climate change”.  It’s about agricultural chemicals.


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