Sea Duck Joint Venture

A Conservation Partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Sea Duck Joint Venture

Sea Duck Joint Venture

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Bucephala islandica

Barrow’s goldeneyes are chunky mid-sized sea ducks with short necks, a relatively large rounded head, and a short gray-black bill. Males are markedly larger than females; males are about 48 cm (19 in) and females about 43 cm (17 in). Spring weights for males average 1278 g (2.8 lbs.) and 818 g (1.8 lbs.) for females.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs (PDF)

Aerial Identification video

Barrow’s Goldeneye Photo Gallery

Barrow’s Goldeneye Range Map


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The Sea Duck Joint Venture promotes the conservation of all North American sea ducks through partnerships by providing greater knowledge and understanding for effective population and habitat conservation and management.