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Home Made Nest Sites for Mallards


Although mallards readily use home made nest sites, such sites are no substitute for good waterfowl habitat. Wetland complexes with adjacent tall, dense, undisturbed blocks of nesting cover are still essential to maintaining a diverse waterfowl population.

Many waterfowl species have not demonstrated the adaptability of the mallard in the use of home made nest sites. Thus their survival, as well as that of the mallard, still hinges on the availability of many kinds of waterfowl habitat.

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