MEMPHIS, TN - Earlier this fall, Ducks Unlimited launched its redesigned, responsive website at www.ducks.org. In conjunction, the DU Migration Map received a new look, improved user experience and a handful of exciting new features for waterfowl hunters.
This interactive map allows hunters to post reports about waterfowl activity in their area. It also features reliable and timely reports from professional freelance writers in each flyway, DU biologists and field editors. Thousands of waterfowl hunters across North America use this map daily during the season to get up-to-the-minute information on where birds are and what they are doing. Last season, hunters contributed more than 25,000 reports to the map.
"Going into the Thanksgiving holiday, and as the weather in the northern states shifts to a typical winter pattern, the map will be buzzing with reports," said Anthony Jones, DU director of digital media and marketing. "This type of user-generated content becomes extremely valuable this time of year for hunters who are waiting for the next flight of ducks or geese."
This DU online migration map serves as the ultimate tool for waterfowl hunters heading to the field.
New this fall are the following DU Migration Map features:
Public hunting projects-Find DU projects with public hunting opportunities
National Wildlife Refuges-Locate refuges near you
Outfitters-Plan your next adventure with a hunting guide
Heat map-See where migration reports are most concentrated
Mobile-friendly access-View reports as a list, on the full map or in the Ducks Unlimited App
The DU Migration Map serves as the migration cornerstone of Waterfowl 360, the ultimate resource for waterfowling information throughout the hunting season. Both programs are highlighted within the Ducks Unlimited App, which features the Waterfowler's Journal, waterfowl ID, membership and all migration tools and updates. Waterfowl 360 provides waterfowling tips and tactics, gear features, wild game recipes, retriever training lessons, shotgunning instruction, waterfowl identification and much more.
"Our migration map continues to be the go-to resource for waterfowlers searching for hunting, habitat and weather updates," Jones said. "We are continuing to improve these digital tools for waterfowlers and it's exciting to see how well they are being received."
Waterfowl360.com is sponsored by Beretta, Realtree, Yamaha Outdoors, Purina Pro Plan and First National Bank of Omaha. The DU Migration Map is sponsored by Remington.
Ducks Unlimited Inc. is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats. Established in 1937, Ducks Unlimited has conserved more than 13.8 million acres thanks to contributions from more than a million supporters across the continent. Guided by science and dedicated to program efficiency, DU works toward the vision of wetlands sufficient to fill the skies with waterfowl today, tomorrow and forever. For more information on our work, visit www.ducks.org.