Total Pond Numbers

Total Pond Numbers

In general, habitat conditions during the 2016 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey were poorer than last year in the prairie states and provinces, and similar to or improved relative to 2015 in the eastern survey area, western boreal regions of the traditional survey area, and Alaska. The total pond estimate (Prairie Canada and U.S. combined) was 5.0 ± 0.2 million, which was 21% below the 2015 estimate of 6.3 ± 0.2 million, and similar to the long-term average of 5.2 ± 0.03 million.