Common Goldeneye

Bucephala clangula

Common goldeneyes are chunky, medium sized sea ducks. Males are 45-50 cm (17 in.) long and weigh about 1000 g (2.2 lbs.) and females are 40-50 cm (15 in.) and 800 g (1.8 lbs.). Both sexes have a bright yellow iris, hence the name “goldeneye”.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs (document coming soon)

Aerial Identification video

Common Goldeneye Photo Gallery

Common Goldeneye Range Map



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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