Counting black ducks to conserve and restore them and our marshes and wetlands.

Every winter, American Black Ducks migrate to the Bay region where food--seeds, grasses, small invertebrates--are abundant. However, over the last century, their numbers have decreased dramatically, as the Bay's marshes and wetlands have disappeared. Scientists are tracking populations of these shy, native waterfowl, to learn more about their health and that of the damp and remote habitats they frequent. Armed with this understanding, experts are also now using it to focus their conservation and restoration resources and efforts on the Bay's marshes and wetlands.

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Steve Droter
"Demain je change de vie" by Löhstana David



Greg perry

I remember the eighties as a kid using lead shot and then the restrictions came into effect being from Nova Scotia. Im 49 yrs old and Im so happy with the work you guys are doing trying to stabilize this iconic species. I was always impressed by the black duck so wary and challenging. No other place than the salt marsh Id rather be. God's gift. Thank you guys for the hard work you've done 💪😎

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