Brunswick County Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited is the world’s leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation. It was founded in 1937 during the Dust Bowl when North America’s drought-plagued waterfowl populations had plunged to unprecedented lows. Determined not to sit idly by as the continent’s waterfowl dwindled beyond recovery, a small group of sportsmen joined together to form an organization that became known as Ducks Unlimited. Their goal is to conserve habitat to secure the future of waterfowl throughout North Carolina and North America.

North Carolina is part of the Atlantic Flyway and provides important winter habitat for waterfowl that are produced in the prairies, Great Lakes and eastern Canada. North Carolina is unique in that it winters upwards of 80 percent of the continental Tundra Swan population. The bays, sounds and associated coastal wetlands provide important habitat for hundreds of thousands of Atlantic brant, several species of diving ducks, black ducks and other species of puddle ducks. Brunswick County Ducks Unlimited has worked to conserve more than 100,000 acres of waterfowl habitat throughout North Carolina since 1985.

Louis Bacon and Orton Foundation support Brunswick County Ducks Unlimited. Learn more here.