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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...

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...

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

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

Bufflehead
Length--14 in. Weight--1 lb. Stragglers migrate south ...


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Wigeon
Length--21 Weight--1 lbs. These are nervous birds, qui...

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...

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

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...

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...

Black Duck
Length--24 in. Weight--2 lbs. A bird of the eastern St...

Diving Ducks
Diving ducks frequent the larger, deeper lakes and rivers, ...



Wigeon








Length--21
Weight--1 lbs.

These are nervous birds, quick to take alarm. Their flight is fast,
irregular, with many twists and turns. In a bunched flock, their
movements have been compared to those of pigeons.

When open water is handy, wigeons often raft up offshore until late
afternoon when they move to marshes and ponds to feed.

The white belly and forewing are very showy in the air. Drakes whistle;
hens have a loud kaow and a lower qua-awk.





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