Bufflehead  ( Petit Garrot )

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Bucephala albeola

Description:    Bufflehead pair
Photo Date:   April 24, 2009


Casey Township


Michael Werner

General Notes

The North American population of this species has increased by 160% in the forty years spanning 1966 to 2006, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. Though there is always some inherent variability in the source data, there is a sufficient quality and quantity of data for this species to be able to quantify the change in population with a high level of statistical confidence.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

Apr. 15

Typical fall arrival:

Oct. 29
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 16

Typical fall departure:

Dec. 17

Documented Observations