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Cinnamon Teal
In the Pacific Flyway, cinnamon teal are far more common th...

Puddle Ducks
Puddle ducks are typically birds of fresh, shallow marshes ...

Ringneck
Length--17 in. Weight--2 lbs. Similar in appearance to...

Canvasback
Length--22 in. Weight--3 lbs. Normally late to start so...

Pintail
Length--26 Weight--1 lbs. These ducks use all four fly...

Goldeneye
Common--Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. Barrow's...

Mallard
Length--24 Weight--2 lbs. The mallard is our most comm...

Common Merganser
Length--25 in. Weight--2 lbs. This species is larger ...

What To Look For
Differences in size, shape, plumage patterns and colors, wi...

Eclipse Plumage
Most ducks shed their body feathers twice each year. Nearly...


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Black Scoter
Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. In flight, drakes appea...

White-fronted Geese
Length--29 in. Weight--6 lbs. Migrates chiefly in the ...

Redheads
Length--20 in. Weight--2 lbs. Range coast to coast, wi...

Hooded Merganser
Length--18 in. Weight--1 lbs. Often seen in pairs, or ...

Blue-winged Teal
Length--16 Weight--15 oz. Their small size and twisting...

Scaup
Greater--Length--18 in. Weight--2 lbs. Lesser...

White-winged Scoter
Length--21 in. Weight--3 lbs. The three scoters on th...

Surf Scoter
Length--19 in. Weight--2 lbs. Like all scoters, these ...

Harlequin
Length--17 in. Weight--1 lbs. Glossy slate-blue plumag...

Identification Is Important
Identifying waterfowl gives many hours of enjoyment to mill...



Common Eider








Length--23 in.
Weight--5 lbs.

Thick-necked stocky birds, alternately flapping and sailing in flight;
flocks string out in a line, close to the water. Occurs in the United
States chiefly along New England coasts and occasionally south to New
Jersey.

Other eiders--king, spectacled and Stellar's--occur in Alaska and are
not pictured in this guide. King eiders occasionally are found in north
Atlantic coastal waters.





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