Lesser Scaup

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Lesser Scaup: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Aythya affinis
Locale   Sp     Su     F     W     Br  
SE Alaska (edit) FC R FC R Y
Yakutat (edit) VR  ? - -  ?
Skagway (edit) R - + - -
Haines (edit) C R C U -
Glacier Bay (edit) U R U R Y
Juneau (edit) FC O U U VR
Sitka (edit) U - U U -
Stikine (edit)
S Outer Islands (edit)
Ketchikan (edit) R - R R -
Offshore (edit)
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis): Uncommon or Fairly Common migrant, Rare to Uncommon in winter. Rare in summer, mostly from the northern mainland where nesting has been documented.
  • Region wide FC migrant, though most locales have no more than U?
  • Difficulty distinguishing this species from the more common Greater Scaup may mean this species is somewhat under reported?
  • Breeding frequency and extent?

SEAK QBR Mentions:

  • F2016: Count of 93 at JNU, second largest local count ever

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