Eurasian Coot

Fulica atra

Eurasian Coots are largely resident throughout their range, and as such are a somewhat surprising arrival to North America. This species (and its American counterpart) are accidental in the Pribilofs. The sole record of Eurasian Coot occurred from October 31-November 5, 1962. If a visiting birder is lucky enough to find a Coot look for the large white frontal shield and black (as opposed to dark gray) body to confidently identify it as an Eurasian.