Duckology

Top Duck-Craving Predators

May 15th, 2019|1 Comment

Top Duck-Craving Predators When it comes to food-chain hierarchy, ducks are the rabbits of the avian world — essentially every critter with forward-facing eyes wants a bite of them. The threats [...]

Helping Eiders

April 18th, 2019|0 Comments

Helping Eiders Researchers are deploying structures to raise nest success in Nova Scotia By Paul Wait Common eiders nesting on offshore islands of Nova Scotia are declining, and researchers are seeking ways [...]

To Catch a Coon

April 11th, 2019|1 Comment

To Catch a Coon Delta Waterfowl studies raccoon movements to make trapping more efficient By Paul Wait Delta Waterfowl’s Predator Management trappers caught dozens of raccoons on the prairie breeding grounds [...]

Taking Flight with Ringnecks

December 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Taking Flight with Ringnecks In this unique footage, veterinarians explain the process of surgically implanting satellite transmitters in hen ringnecks for Delta’s innovative ring-necked duck tracking research. Stay tuned: A new round [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]