Wildlife - Species
Species Specific Regulations
Licenses: Hunting License required. Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) that is validated by the hunter signing the stamp in ink across the face of the stamp
Limits: Please see Migratory Bird Regulations for any game zones restrictions or Limitations.
Gadwall (Anas strepera)
They are often called "gray mallards" or "gray ducks." They are one of the earliest migrants, seldom facing cold weather.
Gadwalls have an average length of 21 inches and an average weight of 2 pounds.
Gadwalls are most numerous in the Central Flyway, but not too common anywhere.
Typical Flock Pattern
Small, compact flocks fly swiftly, usually in a direct line. Wingbeats are rapid.
- Drakes whistle and kack-kack, and hens quack like a mallard, but softer.
- They are the only puddle ducks with a white speculum.
Publications and Literature
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Federal Duck Stamp Office Presents: North American Waterfowl
585 Donnelley Drive
Green Pond, SC 29446