Waterfowl Species Profiles

Snow Goose – A Conservation Success Story

A closer look at the goose of many colors The snow goose (Anser caerulescens) is an interesting species of goose that comes in two color phases: the white phase (typically...

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...