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Evaluation of the Western Gulf Coast Mottled Duck Breeding Population Survey

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Bart M. Ballard(Principal Investigator), Evaluation of the Western Gulf Coast Mottled Duck Breeding Population Survey

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The mottled duck is a resident dabbling duck that is distributed throughout the western Gulf Coast, primarily in Louisiana and Texas (WGC population), and also in a second population in peninsular Florida (Florida population). Within the WGC, several indices of abundance suggest that the mottled duck has declined over the last several decades, but the ability of many of these indices to detect changes in mottled duck abundance is unknown. Additionally, the surveys often provide different and sometimes conflicting results, causing confusion in interpreting WGC population trends. Also, differences in timing and coverage of surveys further complicate our understanding of the population trend. Overall, none of the surveys were meeting [...]

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year2018
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recipientTexas A&M University - Kingsville
sourceU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
totalFunds104000.0
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