Ruddy Duck

(Oxyura jamaicensis)



Status: Migrant. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
2007-2011: 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 on the larger lakes. One bird was seen on Swan Lake in January of 1999. A male and female pair were seen on Lake Law on the 21st of June, 2008, which was the basis for classifying them as possible breeders for that survey period. A Ruddy was found in a flooded Sea of Evanescence the last two weeks of June 2015 (last previous sighting was May 14th).

Photographer: Gene Oleynik.
This is a male.


Photographer: Tom Bentley.
This is a female.