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Population Objectives 2017-07-27T13:41:53+00:00

Population Objectives

As part of its responsibility in implementing the goals stated by NAWMP, joint ventures are developing habitat goals that are biologically linked to the breeding population goals. Ultimately, these goals are to be expressed as an amount of habitat that needs to be protected, enhanced or restored in the ACJV area in order to contribute to achieving NAWMP waterfowl population objectives at the regional and continental scales. At this time there is no consensus on how migratory or wintering waterfowl populations and habitat relate to the breeding objectives of NAWMP.

Fall Winter Full
American Black Duck
Connecticut 16,284 29,241 23,955
Delaware 26,268 44,016 36,749
Florida 2,393 1,140 727
Georgia 3,597 4,725 3,462
Maine 77,940 22,988 44,660
Maryland 55,853 118,739 93,903
Massachusetts 27,042 24,508 25,429
New Hampshire 16,338 8,898 11,807
New Jersey 83,436 75,466 78,083
New York 173,293 116,952 138,569
North Carolina 3,097 47,617 28,946
Pennsylvania 64,777 61,242
Rhode Island 5,653 11,816 9,341
South Carolina 4,198 12,019 8,365
Vermont 28,792 2,762 13,099
Virginia 29,522 89,365 65,148
West Virginia 924 3,610 2,383
Fall Winter Full
American Green-winged Teal
Connecticut 5,546 1,051 3,458
Delaware 44,461 11,403 30,362
Florida 24,386 62,509 39,658
Georgia 8,932 21,589 13,959
Maine 23,908 435 13,788
Maryland 67,251 21,438 47,164
Massachusetts 5,505 602 3,371
New Hampshire 4,175 329 2,455
New Jersey 35,312 9,867 24,417
New York 54,523 3,003 32,440
North Carolina 39,958 79,565 56,144
Pennsylvania 30,074 2,763 18,307
Rhode Island 857 188 528
South Carolina 17,492 73,758 41,069
Vermont 10,711 189 6,064
Virginia 14,519 31,293 21,523
West Virginia 281 427 316
Fall Winter Full
American Wigeon
Connecticut 1,199 2,420 1,297
Delaware 4,476 3,939 4,112
Florida 5,576 18,298 10,908
Georgia 1,921 7,463 3,837
Maine 1,124 634 634
Maryland 17,302 18,525 17,362
Massachusetts 947 457 530
New Hampshire 306 1,654 267
New Jersey 2,760 3,662 2,997
New York 19,573 3,756 12,167
North Carolina 15,229 65,430 35,898
Pennsylvania 6,084 1,377 3,796
Rhode Island 588 2,332 1,175
South Carolina 3,466 24,866 12,334
Vermont 1,082 477 620
Virginia 4,863 21,038 10,981
West Virginia 194 644 194
Fall Winter Full
Atlantic Brant
Connecticut 6,316 3,574 3,663
Delaware 12,117 9,829 8,689
Maryland 4,044 8,769 7,472
Massachusetts 6,962 4,715 4,395
New Jersey 84,558 39,526 48,164
New York 46,697 36,446 39,379
North Carolina 36,970 29,565
Pennsylvania 8,363 0 2,022
Rhode Island 2,774 5,226 4,449
Vermont 1,882 623
Virginia 21,243 32,159 27,154
Fall Winter Full
Blue-winged/Cinnamon Teal
Connecticut 531 463
Delaware 5,732 4,106 5,075
Florida 188,144 1,588,375 404,591
Georgia 32,284 33,061 31,476
Maine 4,708 3,937
Maryland 21,636 10,631 19,197
Massachusetts 603 498
New Hampshire 664 571
New Jersey 1,389 3,528 1,167
New York 12,348 5,856 10,436
North Carolina 24,241 19,454 23,695
Pennsylvania 8,665 7,344
Rhode Island 320 280
South Carolina 36,205 269,495 68,669
Vermont 1,878 1,557
Virginia 5,987 12,124 5,502
West Virginia 1,084 924
Fall Winter Full
Canvasback
Connecticut 2,787 1,336
Delaware 1,089 392
Florida 1,184 8,816 3,959
Georgia 1,855 7,773 3,422
Maine 5,526 1,199
Maryland 71,647 36,790
Massachusetts 519 901 518
New Jersey 3,450 1,694
New York 3,236 9,386 5,549
North Carolina 2,824 9,359 4,741
Pennsylvania 2,782 1,549 1,262
Rhode Island 1,283 662
South Carolina 2,255 4,096 2,392
Vermont 549 302
Virginia 1,461 19,688 9,699
West Virginia 989 474
Fall Winter Full
Gadwall
Connecticut 520 1,411 769
Delaware 5,702 6,523 6,023
Florida 4,342 4,066 3,496
Georgia 4,609 16,628 9,775
Maine 477 240
Maryland 8,109 14,006 11,002
Massachusetts 901 457 443
New Hampshire 223 109
New Jersey 1,236 2,324 1,745
New York 7,659 3,233 5,273
North Carolina 10,836 38,464 24,284
Pennsylvania 6,751 2,944 4,732
Rhode Island 243 1,041 595
South Carolina 6,673 18,795 12,363
Vermont 426 204 210
Virginia 5,538 33,703 19,922
West Virginia 235 256 151
Fall Winter Full
Mallard
Connecticut 24,866 39,086 30,919
Delaware 24,951 61,793 41,291
Florida 1,495 3,146 1,799
Georgia 9,986 47,162 27,959
Maine 45,683 10,583 28,896
Maryland 98,430 204,330 146,500
Massachusetts 24,637 18,672 21,159
New Hampshire 21,230 7,704 14,589
New Jersey 44,086 45,659 44,060
New York 289,546 149,837 218,663
North Carolina 49,751 150,670 95,654
Pennsylvania 226,546 188,306 204,640
Rhode Island 2,495 7,322 4,637
South Carolina 24,036 113,115 64,757
Vermont 40,139 5,512 23,659
Virginia 49,868 193,374 114,502
West Virginia 3,165 9,893 6,163
Fall Winter Full
Northern Pintail
Connecticut 1,209 1,235 773
Delaware 15,844 12,518 13,445
Florida 11,515 26,272 15,828
Georgia 2,933 5,571 2,535
Maine 3,828 1,169 2,271
Maryland 12,184 23,431 16,760
Massachusetts 654 1,440 739
New Hampshire 938 533
New Jersey 6,236 7,056 6,296
New York 31,907 4,743 19,834
North Carolina 15,625 61,756 31,657
Pennsylvania 5,327 5,909 4,067
Rhode Island 389 649 301
South Carolina 3,721 14,377 6,427
Vermont 3,855 659 2,082
Virginia 3,362 18,413 8,646
West Virginia 117 502 169
Fall Winter Full
Northern Shoveler
Delaware 11,555 10,816 11,143
Florida 21,067 49,190 33,845
Georgia 4,372 10,856 6,078
Maine 648 1,116 547
Maryland 5,438 7,603 5,715
Massachusetts 764 368
New Jersey 1,920 4,691 2,961
New York 5,628 3,367 3,977
North Carolina 11,740 24,834 17,791
Pennsylvania 3,629 2,821 2,366
Rhode Island 395 196
South Carolina 5,700 25,261 14,761
Vermont 885 470
Virginia 4,685 6,998 5,005
Fall Winter Full
Redhead
Connecticut 6,258 1,400
Delaware 1,006 2,223 713
Florida 6,298 15,841 7,768
Georgia 2,703 17,277 4,362
Maryland 3,908 14,568 4,741
Massachusetts 737 220
New Jersey 465 8,803 2,442
New York 2,590 39,156 13,111
North Carolina 1,514 41,149 12,334
Pennsylvania 3,448 7,743 2,804
Rhode Island 869 233
South Carolina 1,800 14,194 4,448
Vermont 295 216
Virginia 1,505 20,141 5,812
West Virginia 784 192
Fall Winter Full
Ring-necked Duck
Connecticut 1,167 1,435 1,000
Delaware 2,709 2,748 2,196
Florida 102,045 286,891 185,692
Georgia 23,756 70,760 45,545
Maine 5,581 531 3,071
Maryland 5,750 15,342 9,539
Massachusetts 1,001 955 791
New Hampshire 1,585 334 848
New Jersey 1,713 2,551 1,998
New York 23,148 2,730 13,663
North Carolina 24,591 100,013 58,581
Pennsylvania 9,926 4,778 7,046
Rhode Island 295 230 171
South Carolina 28,518 100,986 60,893
Vermont 3,569 325 1,990
Virginia 13,832 75,718 42,225
West Virginia 428 474 278
Fall Winter Full
Ruddy Duck
Connecticut 7,787 8,314 5,501
Delaware 11,458 14,709 8,559
Florida 28,832 142,839 65,550
Georgia 35,355 74,628 29,931
Maine 5,903 3,683
Maryland 31,490 85,949 50,685
Massachusetts 3,775 2,164 1,781
New Hampshire 3,309 1,437
New Jersey 26,991 22,672 23,015
New York 11,214 14,922 7,966
North Carolina 54,912 204,045 120,544
Pennsylvania 57,727 22,638 36,498
Rhode Island 4,714 1,818
South Carolina 15,004 13,958 7,064
Vermont 10,771 5,256
Virginia 18,294 55,927 25,535
West Virginia 3,478 2,981 1,530
Fall Winter Full
Scaup (Lesser & Greater Combined)
Connecticut 976 11,652 5,457
Delaware 7,303 10,377 6,899
Florida 70,613 266,380 162,480
Georgia 21,254 59,847 36,480
Maine 8,815 5,454 5,061
Maryland 20,421 545,682 259,281
Massachusetts 1,706 4,798 2,152
New Hampshire 2,814 2,975 1,952
New Jersey 10,181 65,690 34,246
New York 79,350 162,491 114,938
North Carolina 88,452 787,986 408,348
Pennsylvania 74,957 47,187 59,458
Rhode Island 1,548 11,393 5,498
South Carolina 22,743 111,377 62,599
Vermont 10,503 1,985 6,079
Virginia 24,182 158,704 83,055
West Virginia 1,054 519
Fall Winter Full
Wood Duck
Connecticut 19,024 2,438 12,125
Delaware 23,977 7,489 17,213
Florida 34,462 69,189 48,196
Georgia 102,036 480,893 255,652
Maine 38,703 1,243 23,055
Maryland 72,472 13,837 48,739
Massachusetts 18,667 621 11,204
New Hampshire 25,519 512 15,198
New Jersey 30,732 1,532 18,773
New York 145,961 4,538 88,397
North Carolina 201,783 358,773 265,523
Pennsylvania 247,925 7,512 151,540
Rhode Island 2,178 448 1,369
South Carolina 113,230 563,723 293,592
Vermont 21,672 530 12,843
Virginia 87,434 52,242 72,894
West Virginia 11,442 791 7,043