Columbia Parks and Recreation
Creating Community through People, Parks and Programs
Perhaps our best known groups of birds, waterfowl species such as ducks, geese, and swans have webbed feet and water-repellent feathers that allow them to float and swim easily. Often striking in plumage, waterfowl are found in a a variety of watery habitats from the arctic to the tropics. Dabbling ducks tip tail-up in the water to feed and can spring directly into flight. Diving ducks dive deep in search of food and must run across the water surface to take flight.