Bufflehead

Bucephala albeola

The bufflehead is the smallest diving duck in North America. Males weigh about 450 g (1 lb.) and females 325 g (11 oz.). Breeding males are striking with a black head glossed green and purple, a large white patch covering the back of the head, a black back, white underparts, and black wings with a large white patch covering most of the inner wing.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs (document coming soon)

Aerial Identification video

Bufflehead Photo Gallery

Bufflehead Range Map

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Mission

The SDJV promotes the conservation of all North American sea ducks through partnerships by providing greater knowledge and understanding for effective management.

Funding Opportunity for FY2017

Funding Opportunity for FY2017; opened July 8, closed Sept 26, 2016. Due to multi-year funding commitments, there will be no Funding Opportunity for FY2018

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