Barrow’s Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

A rare and possibly overlooked vagrant, this species is often found with the closely related Common Goldeneye. Occurrence patterns for this species likely mirror that of the Common Goldeneye, with nearly all of the 11 known records arriving in May, while there are a couple early June records and a single summer arrival record. It is likely that extended coverage during late fall, winter, and early spring would locate individuals at that time as well.

Barrows Goldeneye by Doug Gochfeld 1 1024x657 - Barrow's Goldeneye
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Barrows Goldeneye by Cory Gregory 1024x683 - Barrow's Goldeneye
Photo by Cory Gregory