Duck Numbers and Habitat Survey Available

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Preliminary results for the 2008 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey are now available. The estimate of 37.3 million birds represents a 9% decline over last year’s estimate of 41.2 million birds, but remains 11% above the 1955-2007 long-term average. Total pond counts showed a 37% decrease from 2007 estimates. Note: Estimates sometimes change between the preliminary numbers and final results.

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