Garganey

Anas querquedula

This drake Garganey (ABA Code 4) was in St. John’s on May 15-16, 2009.
– Photo: Jared Clarke

Status: Rare (Less than Annual)

Origins: Garganey breeds in much of Europe and western Asia, but is very migratory. Many North American records outside Newfoundland are of unknown origins since this species is often kept in captivity.

Record Details: Six records for Newfoundland, all drake and all in spring: (1) Blue Cove (Great Northern Peninsula), May 18-20, 1995; (2) Goulds (St. John’s), May 24, 2001; (3) St. John’s, May 15-16 2009; (4) St. John’s, April 30, 2010; (5) St. John’s, May 7-8, 2015; and (6) Goulds (St. John’s), April 26 – May 5, 2017.

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

April 30, 2010. St. John’s.
– Photo: Jared Clarke

May 15-16, 2009. St. John’s.
– Photo: Jared Clarke

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