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Abundance, harvests, and harvest rates of selected duck species in the Atlantic Flyway, 1998-2017


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Zimmerman, G., and Johnson, F.A., 2019, Abundance, harvests, and harvest rates of selected duck species in the Atlantic Flyway, 1998-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data provide estimates of abundance and measures of harvest pressure for five species (mallard, American green-winged teal, wood duck, ring-necked duck, and Common and Barrows' goldeneyes combined) of ducks breeding in the Atlantic Flyway of North America, 1998-2017. Abundance data are based on federal and state surveys encompassing southern Ontario, Quebec, and Maine south to Florida. Harvest rates are provided for those species with adequate band recovery data (mallard wood duck, green-winged teal), and absolute harvest is provided for those that do not (ring-necked duck, goldeneyes). Indices of harvest pressure are based on federal surveys. Also included are the number of wings of each species received from individual hunters [...]


Point of Contact :
Fred A Johnson
Process Contact :
Guthrie Zimmerman
Originator :
Guthrie Zimmerman, Fred A Johnson
Metadata Contact :
Fred A Johnson
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :

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AFbagcounts short file.csv 1.93 MB
BPOP.csv 2.65 KB
Harvestrates.csv 1.96 KB
rndugold.csv 1.53 KB
Abundance and Harvests of Ducks in the Atlantic Flyway.xml
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16.63 KB


The data were collected or derived to model the population dynamics of the selected species and to derive sustainable harvesting policies.



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  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center



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DOI doi:10.5066/P9HAFNGD

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