Wetland Birds Feeding
on Pondweeds
(Potamogeton & Stuckenia spp.)

Wetland Bird Species
Scientific Name Common Name
Aix sponsa* Wood Duck
Anas acuta* Northern Pintail
Anas americana American Wigeon
Anas clypeata Northern Shoveler
Anas crecca Green-Winged Teal
Anas discors Blue-Winged Teal
Anas platyrhynchos Mallard
Anas rubripes Black Duck
Anas strepera* Gadwall
Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup
Aythya americana* Redhead
Aythya collaris Ring-Necked Duck
Aythya marila Greater Scaup
Aythya valisineria* Canvasback
Branta canadensis Canada Goose
Bucephala albeola Bufflehead
Bucephala clangula Common Goldeneye
Cygnus buccinator* Trumpter Swan
Cygnus columbianus* Tundra Swan
Oxyura jamaicensis* Ruddy Duck
Fulica americana American Coot
Gallinago delicata Wilson Snipe
Porzana carolina Sora Rail
Rallus elegans King Rail
Rallus limicola Virginia Rail
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 Stuckenia pectinata
(foliage, seeds, and/or tubers)

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