Garganey

Spatula querquedula

The 11 records of this species in the Pribilofs suggest two peak times of occurrence: mid-May and from late August to early September. Similar in pattern to this species’ American counterpart (Blue-winged Teal Anas discors) it should be expected towards the late end of the spring waterfowl migration and on the early end of the fall waterfowl migration. The lone summer record is likely a bird wandering after a breeding failure.

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