North Central U.S. Pond Numbers

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North Central U.S. Pond Numbers

The 2007 pond estimate for the north-central U.S. (2.0 million) was 19% greater than last year’s estimate (1.6 million) and 29% above the long-term average (1.5 million). The projected mallard fall flight index was 11.4 million, similar to the 2006 estimate of 9.9 million birds.