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SEAFWA 2018 has ended
The following schedule is from the 72nd Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies which was held October 21-24, 2018 in Mobile, Alabama. 
Monday, October 22 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Poster: Survival and Recovery Rates of Black-bellied Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna autumnalis) Banded in Southwestern Louisiana

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AUTHORS: Samantha A. Collins, James M. Whitaker*, William Strong – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge*Presenting Author

ABSTRACT: The Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) has extended its range north and east since the 1970s and is now a common species in southwestern Louisiana. However, information on survival and movement for this species is lacking and it remains unclear what percentage of these birds are year-round residents. Band recovery data can be used to monitor populations by estimating annual survival, indexing harvest rate, and assessing movements. Banding efforts for Black-bellied Whistling Ducks have been conducted during the spring season throughout southwestern Louisiana since 2013. For banding years of 2013-2017, 1,474 normal, wild Black-bellied Whistling Ducks were banded and released in southwestern Louisiana. Hunters or landowners shot, recovered, and/or reported 86 birds (6%) with bands during this period. We report preliminary findings on encounter locations, annual survival, and harvest of this species from band recovery data for birds banded during these efforts.

Monday October 22, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Bon Secour Bay Ballroom & 2nd Level Foyer

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