Wednesday, January 30, 2019

RBA: TUFTED DUCK in Victoria - Jan 19-Feb 16th

On January 19th, 2019, Jacques Sirois found a male Tufted Duck at Portage Inlet in Saanich. The bird was with a flock of about 250 scaup at the Craigflower Creek Estuary. It was only identified on January 28th.

The bird was found on February 1st and is still among the scaup flock in Portage Inlet. The crest of this bird is not very distinct and using features like the black back and more prominent pale, subterminal band on the bill should be used to facilitate identification. Viewing is perhaps best accomplished from the St. Giles Greenspace park at the end of Chancellor Ave. Parking is limited, so please remember to be respectful to residents and do not block roadways.

Map to viewing location HERE

The bird was last seen on Feb 16th in Portage Inlet viewed from the end of Chancellor Ave.

Male Tufted Duck in Saanich - Photo: Jacques Sirois


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