Waterfowl

Waterfowl are certain wildfowl of the order Anseriformes, especially members of the family Anatidae, which includes ducks, geese, and swans.

They are strong swimmers with medium to large bodies. They have historically been an important food source, and continue to be hunted as game, or raised as poultry for meat and eggs. The domestic duck is sometimes kept as a pet.

Some definitions of the term 'waterfowl' include the saltwater shorebirds or waders, gulls, pelicans, and herons, as well as seabirds such as the albatross, but 'fowl' especially refers to birds used by humans for game.

  • UK
    • Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
  • USA
    • Ducks Unlimited

Other articles related to "waterfowl":

Breton National Wildlife Refuge - Fauna
... of nesting wading birds and seabirds, as well as wintering shorebirds and waterfowl ... Waterfowl winter near the refuge islands and use the adjacent shallows, marshes, and sounds for feeding and for protection during inclement weather ... Redheads and Lesser Scaup account for the majority of waterfowl use ...
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge - Wildlife
... Waterfowl are abundant during the winter ... Peak waterfowl populations of 75,000 ducks have been recorded ... Impoundment was created to provide 1,200 acres (4.9 km2) of waterfowl habitat ...
Delta Waterfowl Foundation
... Delta Waterfowl Foundation is a non-profit organization operating in both Canada and in the United States whose mission is to provide knowledge, leaders and science ...
North American Waterfowl Management Plan
... The North American Waterfowl Management Plan (NAWMP) is an international plan to conserve waterfowl and migratory birds in North America ...