Hooded Merganser

Lophodytes cucullatus

This species has been recorded once in the Pribilofs during late fall. It is a rare late fall migrant in south-coastal Alaska from its breeding range in the southeastern part of the state, which coincides well with this occurrence in late October. It is also in line with normal freeze over in these areas, which would cause a late arriving duck to wander further afield in search of open water.