Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Published by the
Tom Kuck, South Dakota, Chairman
Howard Funk, Colorado
Charles Stutzenbaker, Texas
This guide demonstrates a sincere effort on the part of the Central Flyway Waterfowl Council to aid the sportsman in waterfowl identification. Paintings of ducks in various stages of plumage, photos of wings, and descriptions of distinguishing characteristics have been included as an aid to identification of birds in hand and in flight.
As with most endeavors, there is no substitute for experience. Efforts toward mastery of identification should take place in the field. The design of this guide was specifically selected to encourage its use while hunting. Careful study and use of this guide coupled with experience gained while observing waterfowl in the field will allow identification to become automatic.
Where can I get a printed version of Waterfowl Identification in the Central Flyway?
This resource is based on the following source:
Central Flyway Waterfowl Council. 1994. Waterfowl identification in the central flyway. Central Flyway Waterfowl Council. 59pp.
This resource should be cited as:
Central Flyway Waterfowl Council. 1994. Waterfowl identification in the central flyway. Central Flyway Waterfowl Council. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/tools/waterfwl/index.htm (Version 04NOV1997).