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More Ducks in Delaware, Fewer Canada Geese

Posted: Updated: Feb 25, 2013 07:29 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware is hosting more ducks this winter and fewer Canada geese.

That information is according to an annual mid-winter waterfowl survey released by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

DNREC biologist Matt DiBona says nearly 34,000 ducks were counted, which is slightly above average. Also, there were about 34,000 Canada geese tallied, which is below the long-term average of 45,000 to 50,000. DiBona says geese numbers have been down for several years and recent mild winters may be keeping some birds farther north.

Snow goose numbers remain high with nearly 125,000 counted during the 2-day survey. More than 17 duck species were observed, with mallard and black ducks being the most numerous.

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