From Natural History of Southeast Alaska
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Found on freshwater and salt water, though more abundant on salt water in the winter.
SEAK QBR Mentions
- W2010-11: One of the most numerous and widespread wintering ducks in SEAK, much larger than average numbers wintered on the KTN waterfront. 1,685 recorded on the KTN CBC 18 December nearly doubled the previous local CBC total.
- F2011: One of the most numerous waterfowl in SEAK. More abundant than usual in the KTN area this fall, as indicated by a maximum count of 1,480 on the immediate waterfront 19 November.
- Glacier Bay/Common Merganser: Common Mergansers nest in tree cavities and can be found on both fresh and saltwater. (edit)
- Haines/Common Merganser: (edit)
- Juneau/Common Merganser: (edit)
- Ketchikan/Common Merganser: (edit)
- Sitka/Common Merganser: Common fall through spring and Uncommon in summer. Easily observed at Starrigavan and Totem Park. (edit)
- Skagway/Common Merganser: (edit)
- Yakutat/Common Merganser: (edit)
- All About Birds Page for Common Merganser
- Search Arctos Database for Common Merganser (Southeast only)
- Search Arctos Database for Common Merganser (entire database)
- Encyclopedia of Life search for Mergus merganser
- iNaturalist Observations for Mergus merganser in Southeast Alaska