Live! Delta Duck Cam
EGELAND, N.D. — All across the prairie each spring, a dramatic struggle of nesting hen ducks to protect incubating eggs and survive in a grassland habitat teeming with predators plays out.
Skunks, raccoons, foxes, opossums and other toothy critters looking for an easy meal threaten to destroy the nests. Ultimately, the drama boils down to a hen — literally a sitting duck — trying to hide her eggs and herself in the grass for more than three weeks to hatch a brood of fluffy ducklings.
Now, you can watch! The Delta Duck Cam, a streaming webcam placed near an incubating wild duck, is your live, real-time window into the life of a hen on a nest in North Dakota.
North Dakota Game and Fish Duck Survey Says Water Up, Ducks Down
The North Dakota Game and Fish annual breeding duck survey, released Monday, showed a slight increase in the water index and a decrease in breeding ducks from 2012 levels. Total duck numbers are still well above (73%) the long term average.
North Dakota waterfowl biologist Mike Szymanski notes that the recent heavy rainfall....
Senate Passes Farm Bill With Key Conservation Provisions Intact
The U.S. Senate has passed a Farm Bill including key conservation elements that Delta Waterfowl and a broad coalition of conservation groups had prioritized. The Farm Bill authorizes the agricultural support, nutrition programs and a diversity of conservation programs over the next five years.
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