logo2002-col.jpg (40675 bytes)

AVILES BROTHERS
DUCK AND DOVE HUNTING CLUB
P.O. BOX 221 MAZATLAN, SINALOA, MEXICO 82000

PH.- (669)    981-6060
981-3728
914-3130
FAX.-(669)  914-6598
Contact  Us

Home | Aviles Brothers | Mazatlan | Flyways, BirdsPictures | Prices & Trips | Weather
Mexican Law |
Comments | Season | Responsabilities | Fishing | FAQ | Special offers | Map


Gadwall (Anas strepera)

gadwallmale2.jpg (3533 bytes) gadwallfemale2red.jpg (13524 bytes)
Click center image for sound

 

gadwallnadando.jpg (6354 bytes)

Description

Gadwalls are medium-sized ducks characterized by a general lack of bright coloration. Males are gray-brown, with a white belly, black rump, and black bill. Females are similar to males, but with a mottled brown appearance and yellowish bill with dark spots. Both sexes are distinguishable from other ducks by the presence of a white speculum, most visible in flight.

Average length: M 21", F 19"

Average weight: M 2.0 lbs., F 1.8 lbs.


Migrating and Wintering

Gadwalls are distributed throughout the southern two-thirds of the US in winter, with the greatest concentrations found in the Central and Mississippi flyways. They are found throughout much of the intermountain west, and most of Mexico, in reservoirs, farm ponds, and coastal fresh and brackish marshes. Aquatic vegetation makes up the majority of this duck's diet. As a result, gadwalls can be found feeding far from the shoreline, in deeper water than most other dabbling ducks. They are often found in association with American wigeon and American coots.

Breeding

Gadwalls breed near seasonal and semi-permanent wetlands, mainly in the shortgrass, tallgrass, and mixed prairie regions of the United States and Canada. Substantial numbers also breed in wetland habitats of the Great Basin. Gadwalls tend to begin breeding later than most ducks.

Back to flyways and birds

Home | Aviles Brothers | Mazatlan | Flyways, BirdsPictures | Prices & Trips | Weather
Mexican Law |
Comments | Season | Responsabilities | Fishing | FAQ | Special offers | Map