Brice Prairie Conservation Association

Preserving Lake Onalaska and the Black River Bottoms

Canvasback Information and Identification Aids

Waterfowlers....Know your Ducks!, a 2 page brochure summarizing 2008 season changes, canvasback and scaup population status and identification (pdf file).
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Ducks at a distance, cover picture
Ducks at a Distance - still one of the best compact guides to take in the field.
"King of Ducks" is a locally-produced 16-minute video on waterfowl identification which emphasizes canvasback in local, upper Mississippi River habitat, and what can be done to help conserve this magnificent species.
  • View King of Ducks (part 1 of 2) on YouTube:
  • View King of Ducks (part 2) on YouTube:
  • What you can do:
    • Know your ducks!
    • Practice under different lighting and plumage conditions
    • Don't skybust!
    • Expect to see canvasbacks, wherever you hunt
    • Know the regulations
    • Share your concerns and help others, especially youth
    • Report violations
    • When in doubt, don't shoot!


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(updated Sept. 21, 2008)