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Minnesota DNR faces smoke from Canadian wildfires on the spring waterfowl survey

Despite a smoke-delayed duck survey this spring, the DNR was able to count ducks and wetlands to better estimate expected waterfowl production in Minnesota. (Photo by Dean Wattermann)

Steve Cordts, Minnesota DNR waterfowl staff specialist, has flown the state’s May aerial waterfowl survey for 18 years.
During his years counting ducks, geese, swans, and other migratory birds, Cordts said high winds, thunderstorms, fog, and snow have all conspired against him and his pilot from flying the survey on any number of spring days. This year, another natural happening kept them grounded.
“Smoke,” he said. “Heavy smoke.”

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