Total Pond Numbers

Total Pond Numbers

In general, habitat conditions during the 2017 Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey were similar to or improved, with a few exceptions, relative to 2016. The total pond estimate (Prairie Canada and northcentral U.S. combined) was 6.1 ± 0.2 million, which was 22% above the 2016 estimate of 5.0 ± 0.2 million, and 17% higher than the long-term average of 5.2 ± 0.03 million.