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

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

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

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

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

Brant
Length--24-25 in. Weight--3 - 3 lbs. These are sea ge...

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

Oldsquaw
Length--20 in. Weight--2 lbs. A slim, brightly plumage...

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

Common Eider
Length--23 in. Weight--5 lbs. Thick-necked stocky bird...


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

Canada Geese
Numerous and popular, Canada geese are often called honkers...

Ruddy
Length--15 in. Weight--1-1/3 lbs. The ruddy duck often...

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

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

Snow Geese
Length--29-31 in. Weight--6-7 lbs. Two races of snow ...

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

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

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

Wood Duck
Length--18 in. Weight--1 lbs. Found in all flyways; m...



Goldeneye








Common--Length--19 in.
Weight--2 lbs.

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

These are active, strong-winged fliers moving singly or in small flocks,
often high in the air. Distinctive wing-whistling sound in flight has
earned the name of whistlers.

Goldeneyes generally move south late in the season; most of them winter
on coastal waters and the Great Lakes. Inland, they like rapids and fast
water.

Barrow's goldeneye, predominantly a Westerner, is less wary than the
common goldeneye.

Hens of both species are look-alikes.

Drakes have a piercing speer-speer--hens a low quack. Both are
usually quiet.





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