DUCK is a small waterfowl with short legs, webbed feet, flat bill and highly varied plumage. Ducks are among the most common shorebirds in the province. Most species are strong flyers and migrate each year from their northern and Interior nesting grounds to winter along the milder coast. They inhabit a variety of WETLANDS—sloughs, marshes, ponds, lakeshores, ESTUARIES and streams—and inshore waters along the coast. Strictly speaking the females are ducks; males are called drakes....

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