In an alarming article by Dennis Anderson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, it's pointed out that duck numbers are frighteningly low. People who hunt are decreasing and with that the money that goes for duck conservation is decreasing as well. Birders and hunters need to find a way to unite their voices and money to help solve this problem. Many birders are very anti hunting so I'm not sure if this gap can be bridged.
If you're a birder, you need to buy a duck stamp and maybe even a hunting license. You don't have to hunt, but the money will help duck conservation.