Waterfowl Species Profiles

Greater Scaup – A Closer Look at the Blue-billed Diving Duck

The Greater Scaup is a Diving Duck with Coastal Hunting Opportunities The greater scaup (Aythya marila) is the only circumpolar diving duck, meaning it breeds in far northern...

Common Goldeneye – In Pursuit of the Whistler

Discover the beautiful duck with whistling wings The common goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) is a medium-sized duck that is true to its name as well as its nickname. The drake’s...

Redhead – A Sociable Diving Duck

Learn about the redhead diving duck that we love to decoy The redhead duck (Aythya americana) is a striking member of the diving duck group. While the drakes stand out for their...

Green-Winged Teal – A Quick Pursuit

Profiling the Small but Abundant Green-Wings The green-winged teal (Anas crecca) is a small member of the dabbling duck species, smaller even than its cousin the blue-winged teal....

Greater White-Fronted Goose – The Elusive Specklebelly

Species Profile and Hunting Tips for Targeting Specklebellies The greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) is a small brown goose named for the white feathers surrounding its...

Canvasback – A Waterfowl Species Profile

In Pursuit of the Elusive “Bull Can” The canvasback duck (Aythya valisineria) is a bold-looking and large member of the diving duck family. With its sloping forehead and large...

Blue-Winged Teal – A Waterfowl Species Profile

A Small and Speedy Meal with Whistling Wings The blue-winged teal (Spatula discors; syn=Anas discors) is a fascinating member of the dabbling duck group. They are very fast flying...

American Wigeon – A Waterfowl Species Profile

Taking Aim at the Aggressive American Wigeon The American wigeon (Mareca Americana/Anas americana) is a subtly beautiful member of the dabbling duck family. It is equally at home...

Northern Pintail – A Waterfowl Species Profile

The Graceful Greyhound of the Sky The Northern pintail (Anas acuta) is a duck species that truly looks more like a painting than a real animal. Like the beautiful wood duck, drake...

Canada Goose – A Waterfowl Species Profile

Breaking Down the Stigma Behind the Canada Goose The Canada goose (Branta canadensis) is just one of those birds you hate to love or love to hate. They’re often seen as an...