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Fall 2010 Migration Map

Want to see how the fall waterfowl migration is progressing? This interactive map shows you where the ducks are, if they are moving, and what cities.

Duck Rescue Network

A group of folks whose goal it is to help and find homes for injured, lost and orphaned waterfowl. They also have up to date information on duck rehabbers, rescue and adoption for non-releasable and domestic waterfowl.

Have You Lost A Duck?

And it should have been more obvious, but may of you folks (me included) have lost one our more of our pet ducks. For me it was earlier this spring when "Defender", my pet mallard was taken. It is a story that I have put in the "FORUMS" section of this website. Losing Defender was tough and writing about it has helped. Please read Defender's story. Also, we would like you to share your story of your lost duck. Go to the fourm, read and share! Finally, check out the link that follows and the tribute video to a lost friend.

Video of the Week


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Awesome Finds of the Week

Once and a while we stumble on to places on the web that speak to us folks who love ducks, here are a few of the newest that we have found!

In The News


Pet Ducks plucked from drain ... read full story


Pet duck stabbed 13 times, eight others stolen ... read full story


Unlikely pets, duck and a ... read full story


Rest In Peace Lucy ... read full story


She wants to keep her pet ducks ... read full story

Commercial Of The Week

I Want to Return These Ducks ... watch it now

Become a Friend

A Heartwarming Friendship

Do you want to feel good again? Watch a man, a duck, a truck and thier friendship in this short video story. This unusual, heart warming pair will put a smile on your face and a little warmth in your heart.

Want to Learn to Identify Ducks?

Learn how to identify ducks and geese with this Waterfowl ID Gallery. Gallery includes crystal clear photos along with details including size/weight, breeding, migration, wintering, population, food habits, Latin name and a set of related links.

We want your baby duck photos! Click here and send us your photos (big ducks too). We will post them next week here on our main page and out in our gallery. Share with us your ducks! And by the way, take a minute and see these cute baby duck pictures; a few with kittens too!

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kitty with duckling friends
huddled in a corner
on a park bench

Stunning Migration Video Clips

Check out these waterfowl migration videos:#1 Canadian Geese in Missouri, #2 Trumpeter & Mute Swans in Burlington Bay, #3 The Birds of Gray Lodge Wildlife Reserve.

Its back.
The 2008-2009 Ducks Unlimited Migration map. This map (it's really an interactive user updated tool) shows where and what ducks are on the move. During the 2007/2008 migration more than 8000 reports were submitted. The map criteria can be refined, searching by puddle ducks, diving duck and geese. Further, see what is moving in your state or Canadian province. The map shows where ducks are coming in, at peak or where ducks are going out. Check out the map and submit your report here!

A Film About Companionship

Duckumentary on Little Miss Dewie!

little Miss Dewie

View trailer A film by: Mira Tweti & JP Saro

Wonderful Pets

Ducks make wonderful pets. They are funny, cute, easy to care for (most of the time) and fairly inexpensive. Like all pets they need love and attention but give back much more. Finally, kids are crazy about ducks! Are you wondering what it would be like to raise ducks as pets? Here is a wonderful article by: Darcy Logan. It makes a nice and easy read but yet covers the basics on raising ducks as pets.

Quack Quack, A Few Duck Jokes ...

A duck walks into a pharmacy, and asks for Chapstick. The cashier says, "Cash or check?" and the duck says, "Just put it on my bill."

OK, I found more short but sweet duck jokes . They make for a quick laugh and a smile, check them out.

Also, here's one from Laura in New York:

This duck walks into a pet store and says to the clerk, "Got any duck food?"
"No", says the clerk, "we only sell dog food and cat food."
"OK", says the duck and walks out.
The next day the duck walks in the store and says "Uh, got any duck food?"
The clerk once again replies, "No, like I told you, we only sell cat food and dog food."
"OK", says the duck and walks out.
The next day the duck walks in the store and says "Uh, got any duck food?"
The clerk says "Hey look, I told you two times already that we only sell cat food and dog food!"
"OK", says the duck and walks out.
The next day the duck walks in the store and says "Uh, got any duck food?"
This time the clerk yells "We don't sell any duck food and if you come in here one more time asking, I am going to nail your little webbed feet to the ground!"
"OK", says the duck and walks out.
The next day the duck walks in the store and says "Uh, got any nails?"
"No", says the confused clerk.
The duck says, "Got any duck food?"

Feeding Frenzy ...

Enjoy our set of four short Youtube videos starring our pet Mallard ducks having a feeding frenzy on a bucket of Crappie minnows. You'll see the ducks chase, swim, dive and gobble up a bucket of minnows; all in fun. They love minnows! The videos were the inspiration of my kids (they edited and posted them online for me).

Our family has had ducks as pets for years. After talking and sharing with other folks who love ducks as well, we created this special place to share stories, share pictures and share our ducks. This is that special place!

We invite you to add your favorite pictures into our photo gallery, visit our blog and enter into the discussions, send us your favorite stories (we'll post them), send us video links and send us your questions (but not your ducks). We will put them up for all to enjoy!

Lemon the Duck ...

I am one of four Pekin ducks hatched in a Kindergarten classroom in April of 2006. I, Lemon, am a crested Pekin. I was born with neurological issues which affect my coordination and balance. I am unable to stand or walk on my own but I have become quite a little swimmer. I grew up in a classroom and with my teacher friend Laura, so I'm an imprinted duck. I just love people, especially children.

Don't feel sorry for this duck. I have a great life! I go for rides in my baby carriage, to work every day with my friend Laura and home with her every night. I recieve lots of love and attention. I have had loads of adventures---and consequently so has my friend Laura---he, he, he. I've been to the mall (many times), outdoor concerts, a Powow, camping, to the dentist, the grocery store (shhh), to New Hampshire to swim in the Saco river, canoe trips, and so many other places.

My favorite things to do are: cuddle, swim, preen, EAT, stand up in my stand aid or scooter, and cuddle some more. In the summertime, I like to swim with my dog friends: Casey and Bandit. I positively LOVE to tease Bandit by pretending to go after his tennis ball in the water. Just when we're both about to reach it, I swim right down Bandit's back like he's a water slide. He's left looking bewildered, only to fall for it again.

I also enjoy swimming with children. I'll circle right around them for a few pats on the head, and then swim off a little, teasing them to come and chase me. My friend Laura says I'm a joy to be around and that I am a wonderful learning experience for all.

A new book "Lemon the Duck" (based on a true story!)
Written by: Laura Backman

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Posted: Aug 23, 2008 By: Dave