Redhead

Aythya americana

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Breeds in marshes and prairie ponds across western North America, wintering in southern and northeastern regions of the United States.

Record Details: Ten records (19 individuals) for Newfoundland:

  1. A male at Bay d’Espoir Hwy , May 18, 1979
  2. Three Mile Rock Pond (near Gros Morne National Park), June 13 – 30, 1994
  3. A male at St. John’s, August 29 – September 8, 1994
  4. Two moulting individuals arrived at St. John’s September 10, 2005
  5. Eight more individuals arrived at St. John’s on September 26, 2005 (adding to the previous two). At least three individuals were last seen on December 18, 2005.
  6. A female was present at Spaniard’s Bay from January 8 – March 18, 2006
  7. A male was photographed in St. John’s on October 23, 2010
  8. A male was present in the Codroy River estuary from April 23 – June 23, 2011.
  9. Two males at Round Pond, Gander from  May 5 – 17, 2016.
  10. A male at the Deer Lake sewage lagoon on May 17, 2017.

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

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