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Wood Duck in Iowa
If you’ve ever hiked along an Iowa stream or back-water and heard
the haunting Hooeee…Hooeee…Hooeee of Wood Ducks rocketing
up through the seemingly impenetrable tree-tops, I know it’s a
thrill you won’t forget! Recognized as our most beautiful North
American duck, the male’s colorful plumage is stunning to behold.
My slide show and presentation will take you through the process of
building a Wood Duck nest box, and will provide instruction on when
and where to place each nest box, along with methods for guarding against
predators. We’ll discuss the interesting life-cycle of this beautiful
little duck and I’ll lead you through the steps of proper annual
nest box maintenance, once you’ve placed them in a favorable locations.
I’ll also share many anecdotes gained through 35 years of Wood
Duck management, and of course we’ll view plenty of photos of
those handsome drakes, their mates, and of course those cute ducklings
that will mark the success of your efforts..
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