Abstract: Evidence suggests that wintering populations of long-tailed ducks
along the Atlantic and Pacific coasts are in decline, but little is known about wintering populations on Lake Michigan.
The bag limit is 6 ducks, including no more than 4 mallards (of which only 2 can be females), 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks
, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 black duck, 2 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 2 pintails, 1 mottled duck (Florida duck) and 1 fulvous whistling-duck.
YOU know that winter is arriving when birds such as Slavonian Grebes and Long-tailed Ducks
turn up in North Wales.
, three species of scoters and refulgent harlequin ducks are all available.
More than half the waterfowl remains identified on eagle feeding posts on channel markers in Boundary Bay belonged to scoters, and about a fifth each were from scaup and Long-tailed Ducks
. The remaining proportion was from Hooded Merganser, Bufflehead, Harlequin Duck, and Mallard (Table 1).
From mid-July through September, 10000 to 30000 Long-tailed Ducks
(Clangula hyemalis) use the lagoon systems of the central Beaufort Sea for remigial molt.
Sea ducks scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks
are commonly found in the coastal waters and bays of Delaware, primarily during fall and winter, providing consistent hunting opportunities.
Since the 1950s, New York and states along the Atlantic Flyway (a bird migration route that generally follows the Atlantic Coast of North America and the Appalachian Mountains) have allowed a special sea duck hunting season that includes scoters, eiders and long-tailed ducks
. Bag limits and season lengths have varied over the years, up to a maximum of 107 days and a 7-bird daily bag limit.
The 14th HA subtype, commonly known as the H14 subtype, was historically limited to isolates from the former Soviet Union in the 1980s (2) and was not subsequently detected until 2010, when isolated in Wisconsin, USA from long-tailed ducks
and a white-winged scoter (3-5).
When I look back on the week, we saw a fine mix of bufflehead, green-wing teal, black duck, northern shoveler, ruddy ducks, hooded mergansers, blue-winged teal, bluebills, mallards, long-tailed ducks
, common scoters, tundra swan and Canada geese.
, previously known as oldsquaws, have been a pleasant surprise.
Local news included two Long-tailed Ducks
, usually found out in the coast's breaking surf.