Canvasback

Aythya valisineria

This immature Canvasback provides just the second record for Newfoundland, with the last one having been more than 40 years ago!

This immature Canvasback in St. John’s (October 9, 2014) provided just the second record for Newfoundland, with the previous one having been more than 40 years earlier!

Status: Very Rare (< 5 records)

Origins: Breeds predominantly across the prairies and into subarctic regions of western North America, wintering further south in western and central United States and Mexico.

Record Details: Two records for Newfoundland: (1) St. John’s, November 25-30, 1973. (2) Forty-one years later, and long overdue, an immature was present in St. John’s from October 9 – November 4, 2014.

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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