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2009 waterfowl survey indicates increase in many duck species

Updated: July 7, 2009, 10:31 AM ET
By U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service | ESPNOutdoors.com press release services

The preliminary estimate of total ducks from the 2009 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey was 42 million, which is 13 percent greater than last year's estimate and 25 percent greater than the 1955-2008 average, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today.

The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey samples more than two million square miles of waterfowl habitat across the north-central and northeastern United States, south-central, eastern, and northern Canada, ...

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