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9th North American Duck Symposium

Embracing New Frontiers in Waterfowl Ecology and Management

Feb. 5-9, 2024 • Portland, OR


North American Duck Symposium

North America’s Most Prestigious Waterfowl Conference

The North American Duck Symposium attracts academics, government and non-governmental biologists, consultants and professionals from around the world. Participants present and discuss current research and management issues of ducks worldwide, with the focus on North America. It’s a highly respected forum that’s advancing the future of conservation science.

The North American Duck Symposium is held every three years in a select Canadian or U.S. city.


The mission of the symposium is to advance the art and science of waterfowl conservation, management, education and research in North America by providing a regularly held forum for the presentation and discussion of information relating to ducks.


The vision of the North American Duck Symposium Board is that well-trained and well-informed educators, researchers and managers will ensure that effective management and conservation efforts sustain quality duck habitats and populations for wildfowling and other societal benefits today and for future generations.