North American Wood Duck: here’s the scoop
The overall population trend for North American wood ducks is increasing. This species has undergone a 398% increase over 40 years.
Committed to Conservation
Natural cavities for nesting are scarce, and wood ducks readily use nest boxes provided for them. Consider putting up a nest box to attract a breeding pair. Make sure you put it up well before breeding season and attach a guard to keep predators from raiding eggs and young.
North American Wood Duck
Wooded swamps, marshes, streams, beaver ponds, and small lakes
Seeds, fruits, grains from fields, insects and other arthropods
15 – 20 years
Did you know?
Unlike most waterfowl, wood ducks perch and nest in trees and are comfortable flying through woods.
Canada, United States, Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas
Widespread and abundant