Birds Eating the Seeds
and/or Foliage of Pondweeds
(Potamogeton spp.)


Bird Species
Scientific Name Common Name
Cynus buccinator Trumpeter Swan
Branta canadensis Canada Goose
Aix sponsa* Wood Duck
Anas acuta* Northern Pintail
Anas americana* American Wigeon
Anas clypeata* Northern Shoveler
Anas crecca* Green-Winged Teal
Anas platyrhynchos* Mallard
Anas rubripes* Black Duck
Anas strepera* Gadwall
Athya affinis* Lesser Scaup
Athya americana* Redhead
Athya collaris* Ring-Necked Duck
Athya marila Greater Scaup
Athya valisneria* Canvasback
Bucephala albeola Bufflehead
Bucephala clangula* Common Goldeneye
Oxyura jamaicensis Ruddy Duck
Fulica americana American Coot
Gallinago delicata** Wilson Snipe
Rallus elegans** King Rail
Rallus limicola** Virginia Rail
Porzana carolina** Sora
Limnodromus griseus** Short-Billed Dowitcher
Limnodromus scolopaceus** Long-Billed Dowitcher
Calidris himantopus** Stilt Sandpiper
Calidris melanotos** Pectoral Sandpiper
Recurvirostra americana** American Avocet

*observed to feed on Potamogeton nodosus (Long-Leaved Pondweed)
**feeds on seeds only

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