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Duckology with Dr. Frank

September 5th, 2018|1 Comment

Duckology with Dr. Frank: 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 [...]