Mallards and pintails
Mallards and pintails gather on a wetland at the Funk Waterfowl Production Area. In the background are the headquarters of the USFWS Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District.
Attention in the Rainwater Basin currently is focused on the millions of migrating ducks and geese. However, native species such as the western meadowlark, Nebraska’s state bird, also use the protected wildlife areas.
Posted: Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:52 am
FUNK — Mallard and pintail ducks have spent the past several weeks at the few wet areas on the 1,996 acres of the Funk Waterfowl Production Area.
It is the largest of 62 WPAs totaling more than 24,000 acres in 13 south-central Nebraska counties that is overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District office at the Funk WPA.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 2:52 am.