Long-tailed Duck  ( Harelde kakawi )      This species is of special interest to Timiskaming birders.    All sightings should be documented and reported.

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Clangula hyemalis

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General Notes

In July 2000, the English name of Clangula hyemalis, formerly known as Oldsquaw, becomes Long-tailed Duck to conform with widespread usage of the latter name in the Old World, where this species also occurs.

Abundance: Occasional Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

Mar. 6

Typical fall arrival:

Oct. 25
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 20

Typical fall departure:

Dec. 11

Documented Observations



November 13, 1997. A flock of 30 observed by Bruce Murphy at the New Liskeard sewage lagoons.

April 11, 2001. One observed at Mountain Chutes Camp by Barry Kinch.