Common Merganser

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Common Merganser: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Mergus merganser
Locale   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
SE Alaska (edit) C FC C FC Y
Yakutat (edit) C C C FC C
Skagway (edit) C C C C Y
Haines (edit) C C C C Y
Glacier Bay (edit) FC FC FC FC Y
Juneau (edit) C FC C FC FC
Sitka (edit) C U C C U
Stikine (edit)
S Outer Islands (edit)
Ketchikan (edit) C FC C C FC
Offshore (edit)
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser): Fairly Common to Common year-round resident throughout the region. Fairly Common breeder.

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.

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