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Birds banded in 2023

In 2023, we banded a total of 8,549 birds, including 17 different species, with the majority being mallards, northern pintails, and gadwalls.
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CWA Advocacy update - H.R. 6854 Introduced

California Waterfowl has joined with our partners at Delta Waterfowl and Ducks Unlimited to support federal legislation that would provide critical breeding habitat for waterfowl both in California and the Prairie Pothole Region of the Upper Midwest.
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RCPP Final Application Reminder

RCPP Final Application Reminder The application deadline for practices through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is fast approaching. To be eligible for participating in any practices this spring or fall, producers must sign up by May 1, 2023.
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Open Enrollment for Nesting Habitat on Private Lands

California Waterfowl Association is currently soliciting landowner applications for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Nesting Bird Habitat Incentive Program. The program is designed to enhance waterfowl nesting habitat this spring and summer.
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CA hunters step up for wildlife once again

The governor signed CWA-sponsored AB 614 late Thursday, ushering in an era of hope for beleaguered mallard and pheasant populations.
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Water transfer to Lower Klamath approved

The Oregon Water Resources Department approved a request to transfer a water right from a willing seller in Oregon's Wood River Valley to California Waterfowl to benefit the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge.
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2021-22 Fall Flight Forecast

CWA Waterfowl Programs Supervisor Caroline Brady lays out conditions going into this hunting season.
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PHOTO GALLERY: CWA biologists searching cover crops for mallard nests

CWA biologists located 20 nests in 127 acres of cover crop fields today - part of ongoing research about how wild ducks use agricultural fields.
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PHOTO GALLERY: Egg Salvage Hatchery Tour at Rancho Esquon

Ducklings? Kids? What's not to love? Brace yourself for a whole lot of adorableness from today's tour of the Egg Salvage Hatchery at Rancho Esquon.
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Photo gallery: Lawmaker visits mallard nesting habitat

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry toured a farm-country field today to see firsthand how cover crops can provide incredible nesting habitat for California's mallards (and gadwalls and red-winged blackbirds).
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CWA sponsors bills to support local mallards, create combination license

California lawmakers have introduced two new bills that would benefit local waterfowl conservation e...
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Lower Klamath update: a huge step forward

March 4, 2021—In an exciting development, California Waterfowl has entered into an agreement to purchase rights to...
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REPORT: CA's waterfowl breeding habitat needs attention

A new plan calls for nearly doubling brood-supporting wetland acreage in the Central Valley, and for substantially increasing nesting habitat in the Sacramento Valley.
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Delaying harvest worked out well for farmer, mallard hens

The successful Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program paid farmers to delay harvesting and let mall...
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Applications open for 2021 Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Program

January 6, 2021—California Waterfowl is now accepting applications for the 2021 Delayed Wheat Harvest Incentive Prog...
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Opening weekend mallard harvest down at key CA refuges

One of the (many) reasons California Waterfowl is concerned about the plight of the Lower Klamath N...
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This dead mallard shows why Klamath matters to the entire state

If you'd like to understand why water supply problems in the Klamath Basin are a problem for ALL Cal...
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New program to help mallards is progressing

May 7, 2020—Thanks to the generous donations of our supporters, California Waterfowl's Delayed Wheat Harvest In...
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New program enlists wildlife-friendly farmers to save mallard ducklings

California Waterfowl will provide incentives to select farmers this year to delay harvesting wheat a...
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Advocacy: Putting our money where our mouth is: paying for increased mallard, pheasant production

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Population survey: Mallards need more than water to rebound

(Originally printed in the Fall 2019 issue of California Waterfowl Magazine) article by CAROLINE BR...
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Mallard breeding population down this year

California's breeding population of mallards is down 12% over last year, and down 28% over the long-...
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Mallard population up in California

California's breeding population of mallards is up 37.5 percent in 2018, indicating that the iconic...