Archive for September 8th, 2010

Teal Season 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

This is Passport to Texas

Teal is a migratory game bird that’s gaining popularity among waterfowlers; the blue wing, green wing and cinnamon teal migrate through Texas.

03—Of those three the blue wing and green wing are probably the most predominant.

Dave Morrison is waterfowl program leader. Size generally differentiates teal from other waterfowl.

09—Blue wings are much smaller birds. They’re usually about a pound. Green wings are probably the smallest of all dabbling ducks – coming in about three quarters of a pound. They fly in real small compact flights.

Teal season is September 11 through 26.

18—Basically this season is designed because there are early migrants. Blue wings are probably the second or third most abundant species there is. Birds get up there, they breed, go through the molt, then they head back south. Texas is kind of a stop-over before they go into Central and South America.

Some years, says Morrison, teal season is only nine days.

12—This is based on the breeding population. When the blue wing numbers are above 4.7 million on the breeding pair counts, we have a 16 day option. When they fall below that 4.7, we have a nine day option.

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