this issue of Puddler, readers meet some of the more unusual
members of the waterfowl world. We profile nine species of ducks that
we call "extreme" based on some extraordinary aspect of their lifestyle.
Of course, the average duck is pretty unique as well, and readers get
to learn more about how ducks work in More About. Try It! takes a look
at duck surveys and challenges kids to take on the role of survey biologist.
Which duck dives deeper than any other? Which duck feels right
at home in whitewater rapids? Which duck lives its life more like a
goose? Read on for the answers to these questions and more facts on
a few ducks that stand out for their "extreme" lifestyles.