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New Country Count

Hi folks, Rich the website manager here. You may have noticed the number of countries where ducks have been found had changed from 107 to 96 on the world map page.

I just thought I’d explain why this has happened. Previously we used a loose definition of what a country was and added them in kind of adhoc. For instance the channel islands and Isle of Man were counted as separate countries. We have now moved to a standard definition of “Sovereign States” which means that some places we previously classed as a country are subsumed into another. Hence the total number of “countries” has gone down.

Hope that makes sense. Any questions please use our contact form.

New World Map of Ducks

Hi, Rich here. I’m the guy behind the website – maintaining, developing, updating, etc. I wanted to give a preview of a new map I have set up before I integrate into the website later today.

It is a combined zoomable, clickable map as before but with a searchable, sortable list of all ducks found. You can switch between the two as you like. Click the blue “Filter” button to find any data from the list – why not have a play?

As I said, I’ll integrate it into the website today and then blog a few tips on how to use it. Please fell free to comment on this post if you like it or even if you don’t – but be nice!

The map can be found here.