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Waterfowl Status Report 2013

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Waterfowl Population Status, 2013 Waterfowl Population Status, 2013 July 24, 2013 In North America the process of establishing hunting regulations for waterfowl is conducted annually. In the United States the process involves a number of scheduled meetings in which information regarding the status of waterfowl is presented to individuals within the agencies responsible for setting…

About The Term Twitching

Twitching is a British term, meaning “the observation of a previously located rare bird”. In North America, this is often called chasing. The goal of twitching is often to accumulate species on one’s lists. Some birders engage in competition with one another to accumulate the longest species list. The act of the pursuit itself is referred to as a “twitch”…

Statistics

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: During 2006, 71 million U.S. residents, 31 percent (31%) of the U.S. population 16 years old and older, participated in wildlife-watching activities. Of all the wildlife in the United States, birds attracted the biggest following. Approximately 47.7 million people observed birds around the home and on trips in 2006.   Thirty-seven percent…