Waterfowl ID - A Guide To Identifying North American Waterfowl

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Photo of green-winged teal by Eric Begin

Explore the various species of North American waterfowl divided into these five categories:

View illustrations, full-color photos, and video footage of each species. Learn more about their behavior, migration patterns, and the sounds they make. Study flock patterns and wing characteristics. Our Waterfowl ID guide has everything you need to recognize ducks, swans and geese in the field or on the fly!

Bird Range Maps of North America provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.