Harlequin Duck

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Locale   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
SE Alaska (edit) FC FC FC FC Y
Yakutat (edit) C C C C C
Skagway (edit) C U C U  ?
Haines (edit) C C C C Y
Glacier Bay (edit) FC FC FC C Y
Juneau (edit) C FC C C FC
Sitka (edit) C FC C C Y
Stikine (edit)
S Outer Islands (edit)
Ketchikan (edit) FC U FC FC  ?
Offshore (edit)
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus): Fairly Common to Common year-round resident, primarily found along rocky saltwater shorelines. Nesting probably occurs through most of the region on suitable fast moving streams, with non-breeders remaining on salt water.
  • Regional list has FC year-round, but most locales have C in migration and winter
  • More abundant on outer coast? seasonally, or year round?
  • In Sitka, at least - the non-breeding summer birds seem to move to more exposed shorelines (i.e., away from the road system) - is this true elsewhere?
  • Documented extent of nesting?
  • Highest counts at herring spawning?

SEAK QBR Mentions

  • W2017-2018: largest winter count for Juneau area (160 at Auke Bay, 25 Feb 2018).

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