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Duckology with Dr. Frank

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Using Drones to Find Broods This incredible aerial footage of duck broods illustrates the potential of Delta’s pioneering drone research to revolutionize waterfowl and nest surveys.

How Weather Impacts Ringneck Migration

June 20th, 2018|2 Comments

How Weather Impacts Ringneck Migration Tori Mezebish, a graduate student at the University of Georgia, explains how a lingering snow line delayed the spring migration of Delta’s radio-marked ring-necked ducks. [...]

Duckology with Dr. Frank – Cassis Duck

December 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Cassis Duck: Simple and Tasty This video shows a simple way to make a delicious duck dinner. Honestly, the prep time is ridiculously short and the ingredients are super simple. I assure you [...]

Flooded Timber and Thermal Imaging

December 13th, 2017|2 Comments

Flooded Timber and Thermal Imaging This 40 second video shows some footage of mallards in a great piece of flooded bottomland hardwood timber in the heart of Arkansas.  This shows [...]

Delta Drone Video 2

November 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Delta’s Drone Video 2 – Preliminary Predator Counts with the Drone This short video shows three combined clips from Delta’s thermal drone. These videos were captured in Manitoba. You will see the capabilities [...]

Delta Drone Video 1

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Delta Drone Video 1 - Initial Testing of the Thermal Camera This 2016 video shows the initial testing of a drone and thermal camera to detect nests of dabbling ducks. [...]

Grinding Big Canada Geese

November 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Grinding Big Canada Geese Most goose populations are doing well – many growing so fast they are creating ecological or anthropogenic issues. The good news is that hunting opportunities have grown dramatically. [...]

Delta Decoy Hunt

September 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Delta Decoy Hunt This thrilling footage puts you inside a layout boat as prime drake redheads pour into a spread of hand-carved decoys. The decoys were auctioned last year at Delta Waterfowl [...]

Delta’s Drone Traveler

September 19th, 2017|1 Comment

Delta’s Drone Traveler Researcher Roald Stander searches for nesting birds using innovative science By Paul Wait Roald Stander’s ascension as a pilot has been a whirlwind experience. Literally. The 29-year-old University [...]

Examining the Pintail Problem

July 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Duckology - Examining the Pintail Problem You have probably heard that the federal regulations that guide waterfowl hunting have already been set for the 2017-18 season. Unfortunately, pintail limits will be one bird [...]

Banding Canada Geese

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Duckology - Banding Canada Geese This time-lapse video shows the process of banding Canada geese — with some added flare from Delta photographer Fred Greenslade. The birds were banded near the Delta Marsh by a team led [...]

Duck Bands: More Than Just Bling

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Duck Bands: More Than Just Bling How simple metal bracelets continue to aid waterfowl conservation By Veronica Davison, USFWS Sacramento Fish & Wildlife Office With a cobalt blue, cloud-filled sky overhead, [...]

The Prey of Many

February 6th, 2017|8 Comments

The Prey of Many By Paul Wait Michael Johnson monitors more trail cameras than even the most antler-obsessed, deer-hunting fanatic would ever dream of using. But the University of Minnesota master’s [...]

Fracking: No Problem for Fowl?

January 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Fracking: No Problem for Fowl? By Paul Wait So maybe oil and waterfowl really do mix. For the past two summers, Delta Waterfowl research technicians have been searching for duck nests [...]

How to Determine a Mallard’s Age

October 11th, 2016|1 Comment

How to Determine a Mallard’s Age By Kyle Wintersteen, Managing Editor Its head was Christmas green, its bill as yellow as the sun, and more than 20 years later I recall how [...]