Archive for DU

Oil Spill Silver Lining: Money for Duck Habitat

Things are looking up for the waterfowl impacted by the 2010 Gulf Coast oil spill. Find out how the settlement money from Deepwater Horizon will benefit duck habitats.

November 20, 2013

Does Rice Kill Birds?

What does rice-tossing at weddings have to do with hunting? Perhaps nothing.

December 13, 2012

Ducks Unlimited Studying Sea Duck Decline

The curious thing about sea ducks is that there are 15 different kinds—constituting 42-percent of all North American species—and yet we know so little about them. Their habitat, in particular their breeding areas, do not lend themselves to study. And, for similar reasons, their population estimates are not considered as accurate, nor are they available across as large a breadth of years as those of divers and dabblers. Perhaps the limited opportunities to hunt them also plays a role in the lack of research. Far more hunters have access to good mallard hunting, for instance, and hunters' dollars drive a vast amount (if not the majority) of waterfowl research.

June 07, 2012