Ring-necked Duck

Aythya collaris

This species has mostly been found as a spring vagrant or summer wanderer with over 10 records during that period, beginning in the late 1970s. The majority of records are from mid-late May, which is to be expected, and often involves a pair of birds. There are two early summer records (both in 2009) with a single fall record from early October. This is one of the least common species of American waterfowl that can be found with some regularity in the Pribilofs.

Ring necked Duck by Stephan Lorenz - Ring-necked Duck
Photo by Stephan Lorenz
Ring necked Duck by Doug Gochfeld 1 1024x658 - Ring-necked Duck
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Ring necked Duck by Scott Schuette - Ring-necked Duck
Photo by Scott Schuette