American Wigeon

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American Wigeon: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Mareca americana
Locale   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
SE Alaska (edit) C U C U Y
Yakutat (edit) C U C - U
Skagway (edit) C U C - -
Haines (edit) C U C U -
Glacier Bay (edit) C U C FC -
Juneau (edit) C FC C U +
Sitka (edit) FC R FC U -
Stikine (edit)
S Outer Islands (edit)
Ketchikan (edit) FC - FC R -
Offshore (edit)
American Wigeon (Mareca americana): Common migrant, Rare to Uncommon in other seasons. Nesting known from around Juneau (Accidental) and Yakutat (Uncommon).

Highest counts are typically observed near Gustavus or Juneau. Appears to be more commo in the northern part of the region in summer.

  • other references for Yakutat nesting?
  • Nesting in northern Lynn Canal?
  • Peak/Typical migration timing?

SEAK QBR Mentions:

  • F2012: A probable American Wigeon × Northern Pintail hybrid returned to Petersburg harbor for its 3rd consecutive year 29 October 2012+.
  • F2013: Estimated 800 at the Mendenhall Wetlands 15 October provided one of the highest counts ever for the Juneau area.
  • F2017: 1200 at GUS on 9 October
  • W2017-18: Estimated 535 at the Mendenhall Wetlands 23 February established a new mid-winter maximum for JNU area.

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