Duck Specialist Group

The Duck Specialist Group is a global network of duck specialists working on the monitoring, research, conservation and management of wild duck populations. The DSG strives to facilitate effective communication and transfer of knowledge and best practice between members and others with an interest in duck management and conservation. It works closely with the Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group (TWSG), whose focus includes globally threatened duck species, and now incorporates the formerly separate Seaduck Specialist Group. 

Further information, including latest news on events and projects, can be found on the DSG website


Enquiries to:

Richard Hearn, Global Coordinator, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, Gloucestershire GL2 7BT, UK. Email:

Doug Harebottle, Regional Coordinator (Africa). Email:

Diana Solovyeva, Regional Coordinator (North Asia), Laboratory of Ornithology, Institute of Biological Problems of the North, Portovaya Str. 18, 685000 Magadan, Russia. Email:

Forthcoming events

Further details of these events can be found in the main body of the web page

8-12 September 2014 - The 5th International Sea Duck conference (Reykjavik, Iceland)

19-22 October 2014 - Mottled Duck Ecology and Management in the Southeastern United States (Destin, Florida, USA)

7-11 April 2015 - The 4th Pan-European Duck Symposium (Hanko, Finland)