California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Waterfowl Program

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The Waterfowl Program is a small unit within the Wildlife Programs Branch that works cooperatively with others in the Pacific Flyway and within the Department of Fish and Wildlife to conserve and manage the waterfowl resource. California hosts about 39 different species and subspecies of waterfowl and provides vital winter habitat for about 60 percent (annually estimated to be between 4 - 6 million birds) of the waterfowl population in the Pacific Flyway. Activities of the Waterfowl Program include population assessments, developing management plans, cooperating with researchers, developing hunting recommendations to the Fish and Game Commission, and managing the State Duck Stamp Account.


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