Mallard

Anas platyrhynchos

Most visiting birders are unlikely to be overly excited when confronted by a Mallard on Saint Paul Island. However, in the Pribilofs, Mallards are the rarest annually occurring puddle-duck. On a typical year between one and four Mallards will be detected over the course of the tour season. Although a slight majority of the records are from early June there are records of Mallards from throughout spring, summer and fall. Often Mallards will linger on the island for extended periods of time. Particularly good ponds for this species include Rocky Lake, Pumphouse Lake, Tonki Point and Webster Lake.