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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

American Wigeon

Canard d'Amérique

Mareca americana


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American Wigeon was once known as the Baldpate. It prefers ponds and shallow water where it can dabble for its food.

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the American Wigeon

B L W W W Family Latin Name
20" 50.8cm 32" 81.3cm 1.6 lb. 725.75g Anatidae Mareca americana
  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
American Wigeon range

Distribution: The American Wigeon covers almost all of North America throughout the year. Seen from Newfoundland and Labrador through the lower half of Quebec and all of Ontario. It is also seen across all the prairie provinces and most of the Northern Territories and the greater part of Alaska. During the winter months these ducks are found in every state in the lower half of the US, Mexico and the Caribbean islands.




References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society


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