Wood Duck Nesting

  • North Delta ConservancyProject Description:
    • The Wood Duck Nesting Program has been in operation since 1994. Wood ducks are unique that they nest in trees instead of on the ground like other ducks. Wooden boxes are placed on trees and poles, usually 10-12 feet off the ground, to provide Wood duck hens a place to nest. Boxes are monitored bi-weekly during the season, roughly March to July, banding new hens, recording old hens bands, and counting eggs and hatchings. NDC’s Wood Duck boxes help hatch approximately 1600 wood ducks each year. (what do, differ groups)

  • NDC has a few groups managing different areas of the delta to encompass about 350 boxes. The following groups include NDC crew with 300 boxes from Stone Lakes to Twin Cites Rd, Tom Uslan crew, and Clarksburg Boy Scouts crew.
    • Number of Wood Duck Hatched
        Year Boxes Hatched
      2000 90 328
      2001 205 902
      2002 250 1029
      2003 250 1440
      2004 275 1347
      2005 300 1517
      2006 300 1611
      2007 300 1753
      2008 300 1906
      2009 300 1569
      2010 300 1896
      2011 300 2360
      2012 300 1766
      2013 300 1696
      2014 300 1672
      Total 22,792
  • Volunteers:
    • Volunteers are welcomed. Please contact program coordinator.

  • Yearly Totals:

  • Wood Duck Nesting Box Project Coordinator:
    • John Erickson (916) 421-8732