Northern Shoveler

(Spatula clypeata)

Status: Migrant. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Possible but not likely1992-1996: Possible but not likely
2002-2006: Possible but not likely2007-2011: Possible but not likely

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.

Occurs as a common migrant especially in marshy areas and flooded fields. Early summer records have led to its classification as a possible breeding species.

Photographer: Christian Goers.