Northern Shoveler

Spatula clypeata

This species is found regularly in the spring and fall. They are most often seen between May 10th and June 1st, with scattered records from before and after that period in the spring. It has lingered into the early-mid summer as well as occasionally arriving as a summer wanderer in June and July. It is likely a more common fall migrant than the records indicate and has been seen regularly during September and October when there has been coverage. Both the early spring and late fall dates are likely to change with extended coverage at those times.

Northern Shoveler by Fred Shaffer 1024x773 - Northern Shoveler
Northern Shoveler (left) with Red-necked Phalarope by Fred Shaffer
Northern Shoveler by Cory Gregory 1024x672 - Northern Shoveler
Photo by Cory Gregory