Preliminary Overview of American Wigeon (Anas americana) Population Survey and Harvest Information

American Wigeon (Anas americana) Science Article 2


Characterized by a haunting whistle and contrasting plumage, the American wigeon (Anas Americana) is one of North America’s most distinguishable ducks. Its wariness, whistle, coloration and low abundance relative to other ducks (e.g. mallards, gadwall, blue-winged teal, pintails) makes wigeon a welcomed addition in hunters’ bags.

Doug Howell and Walt Rhodes, Atlantic Flyway Council Technical Section

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