The UF/IFAS Extension St. Lucie County is located in the rural western St. Lucie County. We have two freshwater ponds and predominantly pineflat woods forested areas. We are fortunate to have black-bellied whistling ducks that visit our ponds from time to time. The video below is a quick clip of the whistling ducks I saw in August 2022. Links to information about their biology, conservation issues, and protection status are below. Enjoy!
Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks | FWC (myfwc.com)
Black-bellied Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna autumnalis) | U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (fws.gov)
Dendrocygna autumnalis (Black-bellied Whistling-duck) (iucnredlist.org)
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