Ducks and Geese

Want help identifying the types of ducks and geese in your area? Browse species profiles and colorful pictures of ducks and geese.

Wood Duck

Wood Duck

If you live near water, put up a nest box and you may attract Wood Ducks to your yard. Make sure it has a 4×3-inch elliptical entrance and is 10 to 30 feet above the ground or 5 to 6 feet above water.

Mallard

Mallard

Remarkably adaptable to civilization, the mallard—the most common duck in the world—will nest in a city park if there is even a small pond. It usually nests near the water’s edge, but occasionally chooses a site on higher ground.

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