A Table Showing the Declining Population

Data from “Waterfowl Breeding Population Survey”, USFWS
Changes in selected species and groups are as follows (numbers in thousands)
Species

1999 Indices

1998

% Change from

1989-98 mean

1957-98 mean

Mallard 712.9 -15  +55 +136
Wigeon 932.4 -22 +27 +109
G.W. Teal
679.5 +0 +28 +130
Shoveler 658.3 -23 +41 +213
Pintail 1021.9 +8 +19 +16
Total Dabblers 4009.9 -11 +31 +88
Canvasback 89.0 -16 -22 +4
Scaups 956.1 +3 +1 +6
Bufflehead 41.1 -12 +3 -5
Total Divers 1174.5 -4 -2 +5
Oldsquaw 72.1 -21 -26 -51
Eiders 15.7 +16 +70 -47
Scoters 345.9 -1 -1 -9
Total Misc
(Seaducks)
448.7 -6 -6 -21
TOTAL DUCKS 5633.1 -9 +19 +42

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