Sea Duck Joint Venture

A Conservation Partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Sea Duck Joint Venture

Sea Duck Joint Venture

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


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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.