A regular but rare migrant, with most obse … A regular but rare migrant, with most observations of only one or two birds. Rare in Spring. Casual in summer, a Very Rare to Rare in Fall and Winter, with reports from somewhere in the region most recent years.
* ''Updated SE F + W to Rare''
* ''Update KTN F to + or VR?''
* ''Increasing in frequency over the past 20 years or so?''
SEAK QBR Mentions:
* F2008: Single birds found near JNU on 27 October and 29 November and near GUS, on 8 November. This species is a rare, regular migrant in SEAK.
* W2008-09: One found at JNU on 21 January. This duck is casual in SEAK during the winter (Kessel and Gibson 1978); it has been found in the Juneau area in four of the previous 10 winters.
* Sp2009: This species is a rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978). The maximum count was three near JNU on 8 April, single birds were reported there through most of April. Single birds were also found at KTN on 1 May, at WRG on 1–2 May, at SIT 11 April 2009 and 26 April, and at GUS 19 April to 23 May (maximum, two on 23 May).
* Su2009: A male near JNU, 16 June was very late. This species is a casual summer visitant to SEAK.
* F2009: A rare, regular migrant in SEAK, one found at JNU, 9 October, while another male there 14 October was described as a hybrid Eurasian x American wigeon.
* W2009-10: This duck is casual in SEAK during the winter (Kessel and Gibson 1978). This was the fourth straight winter that this species was found in JNU area—a male was present all winter and a female was also present on 28 January 2010 and 26 February.
* Sp2010: This species is a rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978). In JNU area, two were at the Mendenhall Wetlands 10 April–8 May and a male was at Eagle Beach 18–25 April. In GUS area, a pair was found 3 April, one of which remained through 25 May, and another bird was observed near Bartlett Cove on 26 April. Singles were also reported at SIT 14 April–1 May and near HNS 7 May.
* W2010-11: Two drakes spent December near JNU, one of which lingered to 10 January. Another was found at Sitka 20 February. This duck has been considered casual in SEAK during the winter (Kessel and Gibson 1978) but is likely a very rare winter visitant.
* Sp2011: Reported at GUS 27 March–20 May (maximum, four on 27 April), the JNU area 15 March–17 May (maxima: three on 24 March and 26 April), and HNS (two males on 9 May). This species is a rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978).
* W2011-12: One found near JNU, 1 February 2012. This species is a very rare winter visitant to SEAK, and most records come from this location.
* Sp2012: One at GUS 4 March likely wintered in Southeast. Migrants were found in GUS area 21 April–1 May (maximum, two); four to five were found in the JNU area 25 April+, and singles were found at Hyder 8 May and Exchange Cove, Prince of Wales Island, 16 May.
* F2012: An immature bird at KTN 24 August 2012 was very early. Although this species is a rare, regular migrant in Southeast, it has not been reported in fall prior to October, likely due to the difficulty of separating American and Eurasian wigeon in other-than adult male plumage. Eurasian Wigeon at Sitka 6–7 October and the Mendenhall Wetlands 17 November were found on more typical dates.
* W2012-13:A male at the Mendhenhall Wetlands 15 December 2012–10 February provided the only report. This species is a very rare winter visitant to SEAK, and most records come from this location.
* Sp2013: Widely reported: at least one at KTN 26 April–5 May 2013; one at WRG 19 May; one to two on many dates in JNU 7 March–12 May 2013, with maximum three on 20 April; one in the SIT area 14–21 April; one–three at GUS 21 April–6 May; one at Bartlett Cove 23 April; and one at HNS 13 May. This species is a rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978).
* Sp2014: Rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978). Four at Skagway 5 May 2014 provided a large count, and singles were noted at GUS on four dates 3–22 April, at SIT 21–26 April, and at JNU 25 April.
* F2014: Up to four made for a good showing in GUS area this fall (up to four birds 3–25 November 2014) but the species went unreported elsewhere in Southeast.
* W2014-15: Rare in winter, singles were reported at GB 13 December and SIT 7 January.
* Sp2015: A rare, regular spring migrant in SEAK (Kessel and Gibson 1978), and they were widely reported this spring: singles at GUS 8 April−24 May 2015 (maximum two on 3 May), singles in the JNU area 29 April−16 May (maximum two 5 May), one at SGY 29 April, and one at HNS 2−3 May. Two males at JNU 22 April 2015 were thought to be hybrid Eurasian × American wigeon.
* W2015-16: Rare in winter, a drake was observed at the Mendenhall Wetlands, near JNU, 14−15 January.
* Sp2016: Reports included three at GUS 8 April, followed by one or two there on six other dates through 29 April, and singles near JNU, 2−3 April, Eagle Beach, near JNU, 19−30 April, SGY 16 April, and SIT 4 May.
* F2016: Reported at GUS 22 October 2016 (three) and SIT 19 October (male).
* W2016-17: Reports included a female at SIT all winter (first observed last fall), a male at SIT from mid-winter through the end of the period, one at the Mendenhall Wetlands all winter, and one at HNH 14 February.
* Sp2017: Two that wintered at SIT were reported through at least 8−10 April. A male that wintered at the Mendenhall Wetlands was present to at least late March, and at least three were reported in JNU area 23 April−13 May. Two found at GUS 24 March, followed by at least one there 7 April, 7 May, and 17 May . Finally, a male was reported at the Stikine River mouth 29 April
* F2017: Sightings included a female at SIT 12 November, likely the same bird that wintered at that site the previous winter. Singles were also reported at JNU 9 October and GUS 28 November. This species is a rare migrant and winter visitant to SEAK.
* W2017-18: Rare in winter, single Eurasian Wigeon were reported at SIT (a female all winter) and the Mendenhall Wetlands 21–15 February.
* Sp2018: Wintering birds were last observed at JNU 11 March and Sitka 29 March 2018. Migrants were reported in typical very small numbers 4 April– 19 May (SIT, HNS, SGY, KTN, GUS, JNU); maximum was three at GUS 29 April.
* Su2018: A drake at GUS 3 June 2018 was late. This species is a casual summer visitant to SEAK.
* F2018: Sightings included singles at CRG 24 October, HNH 30 October, and GUS 7–15 November, and two at PBG 13 November. This species is a rare migrant and winter visitant to SEAK. rare migrant and winter visitant to SEAK. +