Banding Waterfowl in South Dakota

Biologist holding a female hooded merganser
Phil Thorpe holding a female hooded merganser. Credit: P. Thorpe/USFWS.
Map showing prairie pothole region
Prairie Pothole Region
Picture of prairie potholes across the landscape
Prairie Pothole Region. Credit USFWS
Closeup of a male wood duck
Male wood duck. Credit: P. Thorpe/USFWS
Closeup of female wood duck
Female wood duck. Credit P. Thorpe/USFWS
Two biologists standing in water emptying ducks from swim-in traps
Miguel Jimenez and Terry Liddick (R) emptying the swim in trap into the catch box. Credit: P. Thorpe/USFWS
About 20 wood ducks in a cage ready to be banded.
Wood ducks in the catch box ready to band. Credit: P. Thorpe/USFWS

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