The Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Program
Delaware Artist Richard Clifton wins 2020 Duck Stamp Competition
Long time resident of Milford Delaware and previous winner of the Duck Stamp competition, Richard Clifton, has won again for his painting of a male Lesser Scaup which will be featured on the 2021 stamp.
Note that controversial new rules require a "hunting element" in the painting which Richard subtly incorporated with the duck calls in the lower left corner.
To show our support for this program, DOS purchases an annual stamp for each Field Trip leader.
Since 1934, sales of the Federal Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamps (commonly referred to as “Duck Stamps”) have raised more than $700 million that has been used to acquire more than 5.2 million acres of habitat for the National Wildlife Refuge System. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sales of these stamps goes directly to the purchase or lease of wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System.
Stamps can be purchased at most post offices, sporting goods and outdoor stores, all National Wildlife Refuges or online by clicking the button below.
As their slogan says “Conserve Habitat, Buy Duck Stamps!”
Richard Clifton's painting of a male Lesser Scaup wins the 2020 Duck stamp contest and will be featured on the 2021 duck stamp. (Copyright USWFS)
2020 Duck stamp featuring Black-bellied Whistling Ducks