Skip to main content

The timing of dabbling duckling hatch, nest departure and depredation in Suisun Marsh, California from 2015-2017


Publication Date
Start Date
End Date


Peterson, S.H., and Ackerman, J.T., 2019, The timing of dabbling duckling hatch, nest departure and depredation in Suisun Marsh, California from 2015-2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


These data include a row for each duck nest equipped with a small video camera. We present the location of the nest, the timing of the start of hatch, the timing of the end of hatch, and the timing of the departure of the hen and ducklings from the nest. Additionally, this table includes any predators that were observed at the nest depredating eggs prior to hatch and any predators that were observed at the nest between hatch and departure from the nest. These data support the following publication: "Sitting ducklings: Timing of hatch, nest departure, and predation risk for dabbling duck broods" by Sarah H. Peterson, Joshua T. Ackerman, Mark P. Herzog, C. Alex Hartman, Rebecca Croston, Cliff L. Feldheim, and Michael L. Casazza in Ecology [...]


Point of Contact :
Josh T Ackerman
Originator :
Sarah H Peterson, Josh T Ackerman
Metadata Contact :
Sarah H Peterson
USGS Mission Area :
SDC Data Owner :
Western Ecological Research Center
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

Peterson_et_al_Duckling_Hatch_NestDeparture_and_Predation_SuisunMarsh_2015to2017.csv 11.32 KB text/csv


These data were collected as part of a study on the nesting ecology of waterfowl in Suisun Marsh to inform conservation and management decisions.


The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Western Ecological Research Center



Data source
Input directly

Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
DOI doi:10.5066/P93ZFTZI

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...