Scientific Name: Anas strepera
Population Estimate: 3.5M, Least Concern status
Range / Habitat: Gadwall are distributed throughout the southern two-thirds of the United States -- and equivalent latitudes throughout the rest of the northern hemisphere -- in winter, with the greatest concentrations found in the Central and Mississippi flyways. Range extends north in summer. Preferred habitat is shallow freshwater or brackish wetlands with abundant vegetation
Field Notes: Medium-sized dabbling ducks characterized by a general lack of bright coloration. Males intricately patterned with gray, brown, and black. Females similar to other dabbling ducks.