Fulvous whistling ducksprefer shallow wetlands and flooded agricultural fields suchs rice.

Freshwater Recreational Regulations

Report fish kills, wildlife emergencies, sightings, etc.

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program

Report Sightings of Nonnative Species

Report injured, orphaned or dead manatees

Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

What are Wildlife Management Areas?

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail

Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

Freshwater Recreational Regulations

Report fish kills, wildlife emergencies, sightings, etc.

Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program

Report Sightings of Nonnative Species

Report injured, orphaned or dead manatees

Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

What are Wildlife Management Areas?

Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail

Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

Fulvous and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks

Floridamottled duckshave an intrinsic, aesthetic value and are highly prized as a game bird. Also they are a defining member of the unique suite of species characteristic of the prairie ecosystem of south Florida.

Wood ducksare small to medium sized ducks, with a noticeably crested head. Males are brightly colored, while females are brownish gray. Both males and females have a white patch around the eyes and throat.

Fulvous whistling ducksprefer shallow wetlands and flooded agricultural fields such as rice.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducksare loud and gregarious ducks, often heard well before they are seen.

Released mallards are the number one threat to the Florida mottled duck. Hybridization between these species is a real concern and should not be taken lightly.Learn more.

Approximately 20 species of waterfowl migrate to or through Florida during the fall and winter. Wintering areas are important, as they influence duck survival and subsequent reproduction on the breeding grounds. The FWC devotes considerable resources to monitoring and managing these migratory birds andtheir habitats.

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Pursuant to section 120.74, Florida Statutes, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has published its2019 Agency Regulatory Plan.

Fulvous whistling ducksprefer shallow wetlands and flooded agricultural fields suchs rice.插图

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