I worked on a project for the Globe and Mail on a seasonal wildlife count of migratory ducks and geese that come up this way through Alberta. Enviorment Canada and the Canadian Wildlife Service in partnership with the US Fish and Wildlife service survey duck populations on wetlands all over North America. The Waterfowl Breeding Population and Habitat Survey, is a joint project between the US and Canadian governments. It is the most extensive and most important of North America’s waterfowl population surveys. It was started experimentally in 1947, became operational in 1955, and has been conducted every year since then. In addition to the ground count, a pilot and observer fly only 150 feet above bodies of water to observe and count bird and duck populations as well.