Wildlife & Hunting

Waterfowl Identification

Waterfowl identification is often difficult for both new and experienced waterfowl hunters.  However, just as with other game species, it is the hunter's responsibility to be sure of his target before shooting.  Fortunately, waterfowl are fairly large birds and can be identified on the wing with a little practice.  Use cues like flight patterns, overall size, silhouette shape, vocalizations, and distinguishing plumage marks to help identify ducks on the wing.  The following links should help you become better at identifying waterfowl the next time you go afield.    



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