Delta Waterfowl Research

Good waterfowl and wetland management should always be based on sound science. That philosophy has been at our foundation since Aldo Leopold first advised Delta’s early conservation leadership. To this day, Delta carries on a very strong research program focused on ducks and duck hunting issues in North America. Decades of research has shown that duck numbers are overwhelmingly influenced by breeding season events, so Delta continues to focus research and management on the breeding grounds – especially the Prairie Pothole Region. However, Delta is expanding to include research and management projects in California, the Great Lakes and southern wintering areas.