Campus Waterfowl

American Coot

Scientific Name: Fulica americana

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Blue-Winged Teal

Scientific Name: Anas discors

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Bufflehead

Scientific Name: Bucephala albeola

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Canada Geese

Scientific Name: Branta canadensis

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Great Blue Heron

Scientific Name: Ardea herodias

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Great Egret

Scientific Name: Ardea alba

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Least Bittern

Scientific Name: Ixobrychus exilis

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Lesser Scaup

Scientific Name: Aythya affinis

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Mallard

Scientific Name: Anas platyrhynchos

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Northern Shoveler

Scientific Name: Anas Clypeata

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Pied-Billed Grebe

Scientific Name: Podily podiceps
This Pied-Billed Grebe is near it’s aquatic nest on our largest wetland.

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Redhead

Scientific Name: Aytha americana

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Ruddy Duck

Scientific Name: Oxyura jamaicensis

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Wood Duck

Scientific Name: Aix sponsa

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Yellow-Headed Blackbird

Scientific Name: Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus

These nomadic birds have nested here during many breeding seasons, but not every year.

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All images of waterfowl have been provided by Gene Bakko, former Curator of the Natural Lands.