Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Wildfowl news and updates:

Dec
11

2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop

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We’re pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop! The workshop will be held from October 25-27, 2018 at the East Carolina Heart Institute in Greenville, North Carolina, and at Sylvan Heights Bird Park in Scotland Neck, North Carolina. 

 

The Waterfowl Conservation Workshop was created in 2016 by Sylvan Heights Bird Park and the International Wild Waterfowl Association. The objectives of this event are to establish a network of professionals dedicated to the future of waterfowl conservation, address current concerns across the industry, bridge gaps in communication among international organizations and communities, and provide a resource from which aviculturists can draw knowledge and information about waterfowl husbandry.

 

The 2018 Waterfowl Conservation Workshop will consist of two days of presentations and discussion, and one day of practical, hands-on workshops at Sylvan Heights Bird Park. We will also offer optional post-workshop tours and activities.

 

More info: https://www.waterfowlconservation.org

Oct
23

New ID charts to groups of wildfowl added

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The following ID charts to groups of wildfowl have been added: 

 

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Ducks of the genus Mareca: (1) Eurasian wigeon, (2) American wigeon, (3) Chiloe wigeon, (4) falcated duck and (5) gadwall. Click to enlarge.

 

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Mallard-types from America: (1) mallard, (2) mottled duck, (3) American black duck, (4) Hawaiian duck and (5) Laysan duck. Click to enlarge.

 

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Mallard-types from Asia and Australia: (1) Indian spot-billed duck, (2) Chinese spot-billed duck, (3) Pacific black duck and (5) Philippine duck. Click to enlarge.

 

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Four species of shovelers in one picture: (1) northern shoveler, (2) Australian shoveler, (3) Cape shoveler and (4) red shoveler. Click to enlarge.

 

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Five species of stiff-tailed ducks: (1) North American ruddy duck, (2) lake duck, (3) Maccoa duck, (4) Australian blue-billed duck and (5) white-headed duck. Not included are masked duck (Nomonyx dominica)  and Andean ruddy duck (Oxyura ferruginea). 

 

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Scaups and closest related diving ducks (genus Aythya): (1) greater scaup, (2) lesser scaup, (3) ring-necked duck, (4) tufted duck and (5) New-Zealand scaup. Click image to enlarge. 

 

More detailed photos of each species can be found on this page. 

We're working on more ID charts to add in the near future. 

Oct
16

Stiff-tailed duck identification chart

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We've added some close-up photos of Stiff-tailed ducks (genus Oxyura) for identification.

Click the below image to enlarge:

 

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More detailed photos can be found at the pages of each of the single species, to be found here.

  1. Ruddy duck, Oxyura jamaicensis
  2. Andean ruddy duck, Oxyura ferruginea (not pictured in the chart)
  3. Lake duck (Argentine ruddy duck), Oxyura vittata
  4. Australian blue-billed duck, Oxyura australis
  5. Maccoa duck, Oxyura maccoa
  6. White-headed duck, Oxyura leucocepha

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