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Common Loon
Gavia immer

ADULT In summer has iridescent greenish black head and neck; note two rows of white stripes on neck.… read more

Pacific Loon
Gavia pacifica

ADULT In summer, has gray nape and head; throat is black and sides of neck are adorned with black an… read more

Red-throated Loon
Gavia stellata

ADULT Has blue-gray on face and sides of neck, red throat, and black and white lines on back of neck… read more

Western Grebe
Aechmophorus occidentalis

ADULT In summer, has blackish upperparts and white underparts; demarcation between these is most str… read more

Horned Grebe
Podiceps auritus

ADULT In summer, has reddish orange neck and flanks. Back is black and black head is adorned with go… read more

Red-necked Grebe
Podiceps grisegena

ADULT In summer has dark gray-brown upperparts, including nape. Neck and upperparts are brick red, c… read more

Pied-billed Grebe
Podilymbus podiceps

ADULT In summer, has gray-brown plumage, palest on flanks and neck. Bill is pale gray with a strikin… read more

Black-footed Albatross
Phoebastria nigripes (Diomedea nigripes)

ADULT Has mainly dark brown plumage, but tail is noticeably darker than back and most birds show var… read more

Northern Fulmar
Fulmarus glacialis

ADULT Pale morph has blue-gray upper wings, back, and tail. Head and underparts are white. Note dark… read more

Pink-footed Shearwater
Puffinus creatopus

ALL BIRDS Have uniformly dark brown upperparts, but mainly pale underparts: throat and belly are whi… read more

Sooty Shearwater
Puffinus griseus

ALL BIRDS (not possible to age birds in the field in our region) Can appear all-dark at a distance, … read more

Short-tailed Shearwater
Puffinus tenuirostris

ALL BIRDS Can appear all-dark at a distance, but in good light plumage is mainly sooty brown. Pale u… read more

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel
Oceanodroma furcata

ALL BIRDS Mainly pale gray, but note dark and white pattern on upper wing coverts that creates a str… read more

Brown Pelican
Pelecanus occidentalis

ADULT Has streaked, silvery gray upperparts and pale-streaked, brown underparts. Head and neck are w… read more

Double-crested Cormorant
Phalacrocorax auritus

ADULT has mainly dark plumage, but pale feather centers on back and upper wings create a scaly appea… read more

Brandt's Cormorant
Phalacrocorax penicillatus

ADULT Has blackish plumage; sheen to feather centers on back and upper wings seen only at close rang… read more

Great Blue Heron
Ardea herodias

ADULT Typical morph appears blue-gray overall, but neck is tinged pinkish and adorned with black and… read more

American Bittern
Botaurus lentiginosus

ADULT Has beautifully patterned brown plumage. Neck and breast have chestnut stripes on paler backgr… read more

Green Heron
Butorides virescens

ADULT Has dark green crown, rufous-maroon face and neck, and white running from throat down center o… read more

Black-crowned Night-Heron
Nycticorax nycticorax

ADULT Has dark, daggerlike bill, black crown and back, gray wings, and pale face and underparts; eye… read more

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura

ADULT Appears mainly blackish in harsh light, but brownish plumage tone is revealed at close range. … read more

Wood Duck
Aix sponsa

ADULT MALE Has shiny green-blue crown and mane, adorned with white lines. Chin and throat are white,… read more

Northern Pintail
Anas acuta

ADULT MALE Has chocolate brown head and nape, with white breast extending as stripe up side of head.… read more

American Wigeon
Anas americana

ADULT MALE Has a striking head pattern with green stripe stretching back from eye, creamy white fore… read more

Northern Shoveler
Anas clypeata

ADULT MALE Has shiny green head (looks dark in poor light), white breast, and chestnut on flanks and… read more

Green-winged Teal
Anas crecca

ADULT MALE Has chestnut-orange head with green patch through eye, faintly bordered with yellow. Plum… read more

Cinnamon Teal
Anas cyanoptera

ADULT MALE Has mainly bright cinnamon-red plumage, darkest on back. Note the beady reddish eye. Ecli… read more

Blue-winged Teal
Anas discors

ADULT MALE Has bluish head with diagnostic white crescent. Body is buffy brownish, marbled with dark… read more

Eurasian Wigeon
Anas penelope

ADULT MALE Has orange-red head with yellow forehead. Breast is pinkish, while rest of plumage is mai… read more

Anas platyrhynchos

ADULT MALE Has yellow bill and green, shiny head and upper neck that are separated from chestnut bre… read more

Anas strepera

ADULT MALE Has a buffy gray head and neck, with clear separation from the darker gray, finely patter… read more

Greater White-fronted Goose
Anser albifrons

ADULT Has gray-brown plumage, palest in tundra birds and darkest in taiga birds. All birds show vari… read more

Lesser Scaup
Aythya affinis

ADULT MALE Has black head and neck, former appears shiny purple in good light (green in male Greater… read more

Aythya americana

ADULT MALE Has a reddish orange head and upper neck, clearly demarcated from the black lower neck an… read more

Ring-necked Duck
Aythya collaris

ADULT MALE Has light gray belly and flanks, the leading edge of which is pale and appears as a verti… read more

Greater Scaup
Aythya marila

ADULT MALE Has green-glossed head and dark breast; both can look black in poor light. Belly and flan… read more

Aythya valisineria

ADULT MALE Has a reddish chestnut head, black breast and vent, and otherwise very pale gray body. No… read more

Branta bernicla

ADULT Has black head and neck with white "collar," dark gray upperparts, and white vent. Breast and … read more

Canada Goose
Branta canadensis

ADULT Has black head and neck, and white cheek. Bill and legs are black. Typical birds have gray-bro… read more

Cackling Goose
Branta hutchinsii

22-27" (56-68 cm). Brownish body with black head, long black neck, conspicuous white cheek patch. Sh… read more

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