Other ressources

 

Bird Identification Guide Sébastien Reeber

 

Wildfowl of Europe, Asia and North America

 

Waterfowl of North America, Europe & Asia

This section is intended to provide information and links to other online resources and will be enriched regularly.

Feel free to tell us about any other resources dealing with wildfowl identification, we will be glad to add it here.

Birding Frontiers

 

Birding Frontiers is a website dedicated to birwatching and identification, and provides many ground-breaking articles, some of them dealing with waterfowl. Check out the posts on swans, geese, dabbling ducks or diving ducks.

Species, Age and Sex Identification of Ducks Using Wing Plumage

 

This publication contains procedures used by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine the species, sex and age composition of the harvest of North American ducks using detached wings contributed by hunters [...].

 

More info and download here

Guide to the age and sex of European ducks

 

This guide aims to help bird ringers, hunters, and other people interested in waterbirds to sex and age the ten most common freshwater duck species in Europe. Age and sex determination mostly relies on the examination of wing feathers, illustrated here by numerous photographs. The book also provides information on other criteria which may be used during some parts of the year. Author : Jean-Baptiste Mouronval (Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage).

 

More info and download (available in French and English).

Bird Hybrids. A collaborative project to improve understanding of bird hybrids.

 

This blog is a collaborative project intended to improve understanding of bird hybrids and to be a resource for anyone interested in bird hybrids. It contains photos of many wildfowl hybrids, as well as very helpful comments and dicussions. It can be reached here. Also check the Hybrid Birds Flickr forum here.

Bird Hybrids Database.

 

This online resource is run by Serge Dumont and proposes, for each cross, a comprehensive list of references via a searchable database. Essential when you're looking for information on a particular cross... Check here.

Harteman Wildfowl. Home to aviculture.

 

This impressive website is an indispensable resource for any aviculturist, but also for others... It hosts a nice and comprehensive photo gallery as well as many informations about conservation projects and numerous publications dealing with wildfowl. It can be reached here.

A Guide to Wildfowl & Photography at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

 

A gallery of very nice photos of wildfowl and other birds from around the world at the famous Slimbridge WWT centre here.

The Duck Specialist Group

 

The Duck Specialist Group (DSG) is a global network of duck specialists affiliated to Wetlands International and the IUCN Species Survival Commission working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations. The DSG network works to generate and disseminate knowledge and best practice between members and others with an interest in duck conservation and management, and to ensure priority issues for duck conservation are identified and addressed. [...] It can be reached here.

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