Each spring and summer, mother Mallard ducks lay eggs in courtyards, parks, and on roofs across the city. When the eggs hatch, the ducklings are often stranded. Traffic, the distance to the ground, or barriers that the ducklings cannot climb over prevent them from reaching a source of open water for the food and protection they need.
City Wildlife’s Quack FAQ’s educates residents and building managers as to how they can help Mallard families and make unsuitable nesting sites less appealing to mother Mallards. City Wildlife volunteers are also available to help relocate mother and ducklings, if appropriate.
If you’d like to join Quack FAQ’s as a volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.