Barrow's Goldeneye  ( Garrot d'Islande )    This species is on the OBRC review list for northern Ontario.  All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Bucephala islandica

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General Notes

The population of Barrow's Goldeneye appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 170 percent in the last 40 years, although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the population growth. The trend, however, is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Out of range Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

Typical fall arrival:

Nov. 25
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

Typical fall departure:

Jan. 5

Documented Observations