Missouri Waterfowl and Habitat Survey

Coordinated statewide surveys of Conservation Area wetlands and National Wildlife Refuges are conducted approximately every other week during the waterfowl season. They are normally conducted on Mondays, weather permitting, and reported on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Comments of: 2021-06-04

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More information about habitat conditions and hunting prospects:

Missouri Waterfowl and Habitat Survey
Middle Zone
Area Survey Date Ducks Species Composition Canada Geese Snow Geese Other
Columbia Bottom CA * 01/04/2021 4000 400 Gadwalls,
2800 Mallards,
2 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
400 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
400 Shovelers,
300 Teal,
0 Wigeon
12 0 2 Bald Eagles,
1 Great Blue Herons,
5 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Duck Creek CA * 01/04/2021 24974 11250 Gadwalls,
7400 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
24 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
2625 Ring-Necked ducks,
2675 Shovelers,
1000 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 3800 6 Bald Eagles,
2800 Coots,
6 Great Blue Herons,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
4500 White Fronted Geese
Eagle Bluffs CA * 01/04/2021 17471 350 Gadwalls,
14260 Mallards,
1400 Mixed dabblers,
6 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
100 Pintails,
100 Ring-Necked ducks,
260 Shovelers,
1000 Teal,
0 Wigeon
170 0 6 Bald Eagles,
40 Coots,
8 Great Blue Herons,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Four Rivers CA * 01/04/2021 68310 0 Gadwalls,
60110 Mallards,
6700 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
1500 Teal,
0 Wigeon
87 0 16 Bald Eagles,
200 Coots,
1 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Grand Pass CA * 01/04/2021 150000 0 Gadwalls,
142500 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
7500 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 85000 235 Bald Eagles,
0 Coots,
0 Great Blue Herons,
0 Great Egrets,
0 Pelicans,
22 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Marais Temps Clair CA * 01/04/2021 130 20 Gadwalls,
110 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 3 Bald Eagles,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Mingo NWR * 01/05/2021 48736 8370 Gadwalls,
30125 Mallards,
823 Mixed dabblers,
112 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
582 Pintails,
2531 Ring-Necked ducks,
4636 Shovelers,
391 Teal,
1166 Wigeon
295 0 90 Bald Eagles,
1229 Coots,
84 Great Blue Herons,
0 Great Egrets,
0 Pelicans,
83 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
62 White Fronted Geese
Montrose CA * 01/05/2021 22260 50 Gadwalls,
20750 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
1450 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
10 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
750 50000 9 Bald Eagles,
60 Pelicans,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Otter Slough CA * 01/05/2021 19070 4515 Gadwalls,
5225 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
75 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
2200 Pintails,
770 Ring-Necked ducks,
3185 Shovelers,
2600 Teal,
500 Wigeon
40 25000 6 Bald Eagles,
24 Great Blue Herons,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
5000 White Fronted Geese
Settles Ford CA * 01/04/2021 3000 0 Gadwalls,
2600 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
400 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Missouri Waterfowl and Habitat Survey
North Zone
Area Survey Date Ducks Species Composition Canada Geese Snow Geese Other
BK Leach CA * 01/04/2021 0 0 Gadwalls,
0 Mallards,
6 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
12 0 8 Bald Eagles,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Bob Brown CA * 01/04/2021 0 0 Gadwalls,
0 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 0 Coots,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Clarence Cannon NWR * 01/05/2021 14405 210 Gadwalls,
13600 Mallards,
88 Mixed dabblers,
12 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
450 Pintails,
19 Ring-Necked ducks,
26 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
392 46 8 Bald Eagles,
0 Coots,
1 Great Blue Herons,
0 Great Egrets,
0 Pelicans,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
8400 White Fronted Geese
Fountain Grove CA * 01/04/2021 47000 0 Gadwalls,
44650 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
1410 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
470 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
470 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
250 0 12 Bald Eagles,
50 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Loess Bluffs NWR * 01/04/2021 9853 0 Gadwalls,
9745 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
10 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
40 Shovelers,
45 Teal,
0 Wigeon
210 15 223 Bald Eagles,
45 Coots,
1314 Trumpeter Swans,
2 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
20 White Fronted Geese
Nodaway Valley CA * 01/04/2021 600 0 Gadwalls,
600 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 59 Bald Eagles,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Swan Lake NWR * 01/06/2021 555 0 Gadwalls,
30 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
525 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 53 Bald Eagles,
0 Coots,
2 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Ted Shanks CA * 01/05/2021 3350 0 Gadwalls,
3182 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
167 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
670 0 19 Bald Eagles,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Missouri Waterfowl and Habitat Survey
South Zone
Area Survey Date Ducks Species Composition Canada Geese Snow Geese Other
Coon Island CA 01/06/2021 8000 2000 Gadwalls,
3000 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
0 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
1000 Pintails,
2000 Ring-Necked ducks,
0 Shovelers,
0 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Little River CA * 01/04/2021 5150 0 Gadwalls,
200 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
3000 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
0 Pintails,
0 Ring-Necked ducks,
1800 Shovelers,
150 Teal,
0 Wigeon
0 0 0 Bald Eagles,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
0 White Fronted Geese
Ten Mile Pond CA * 01/04/2021 52510 10000 Gadwalls,
22500 Mallards,
0 Mixed dabblers,
5 Mixed divers,
0 Mixed ducks,
7000 Pintails,
5 Ring-Necked ducks,
5000 Shovelers,
5000 Teal,
3000 Wigeon
0 8000 9 Bald Eagles,
50 Coots,
20 Great Blue Herons,
0 Trumpeter Swans,
0 Tundra Swans,
0 Unidentified Swans,
3500 White Fronted Geese

* Designates Ground Count