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Bird Watching - Ducks

Bird watching enthusiasts will be captivated by the abundance & diversity of the wild birds in NL. While ducks can be seen in many areas, they are most abundant around lakes and along walking trails, where they can be observed closely. These are some of the ducks that you are likely to see while bird watching in Newfoundland's east coast. Please check out Backyard Birds, Water Birds, and Birds of Prey as well.

Eurasian wigeon, its cinnamon colors vibrant, wades in a shallow pond, small ripples surrounding him.
Eurasian wigeon, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's

Mallard duck with a white feather on his head wading near the shore at Kenny's Pond, St. John's, NL.
Mallard (male),Kenny's Pond, St. John's

Long tailed duck wading next to the boat launch in the ocean in Pouch Cove, NL.
Long tailed duck, ocean, Pouch Cove

Common eider (female) with her wings extended, is shaking snow off herself near the ocean coastline of Pouch Cove, NL.
Common eider (female), ocean, Pouch Cove

In the early morning light, the green eye highlights on this American Wigeon are captured beautifully.
American wigeon at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's

Bufflehead (male), with its iridescent purple, blue, and white contrasting colors, is wading close to shore at Kenny's Pond, St. John's
Bufflehead (male), Kenny's Pond, St. John's

Male northern shoveler wading in a lake in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Northern shoveler, Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's

Wood duck (male), his feathers blowing in the wind, is standing on a shoreline boulder at Kenny's Pond, St. John's
Wood duck (male), Kenny's Pond, St. John's


Male wood duck lovingly preening the feathers on its mate's neck.
Male (left) and female (right) wood duck, Virginia Lake, St. John's

Female hooded merganser, its cinnamon colored crest fully extended, is wading gracefully in a lake.
Hooded merganser (female) Virginia Lake, St. John's

Male hooded mergansers displaying their head crests in a mating dance.
Male hooded mergansers, Kenny's Pond, St. John's

Male tufted duck, wings open and legs parted, flying over a pond in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Tufted duck, Bowring Park duck pond, St. John's

Tufted duck (female), with her head tilted, wading at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's
Tufted duck (female) at Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's

Tufted duck, its ponytail visible, wading in a lake in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Tufted duck ,Bowring Park, St. John's

Gadwell duck standing in a grassy bank near the shore of a fresh water lake.
Gadwell, Virginia Lake, St. John's

Female greater scaup, side profile, wading in the fresh water lake in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Greater scaup, (female), Burton's Pond, St. John's

Male Greater scaup wading in a lake in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Greater scaup (male), Quidi Vidi Lake, St. John's

Wood duck and rock pigeon walking away from each other in a grassy field at Kenny's Pond, St. John's
Wood duck and rock pigeon, Kenny's Pond, St. John's

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Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog standing on a bridge overlooking a forest clearing and waterfall.
Sandra Murray, owner of Murray House Vacation Home and writer of Newfoundland Travel Blog.

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