Sea Duck Joint Venture

A Conservation Partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Sea Duck Joint Venture

Spectacled Eider

Somateria fischeri

Spectacled eiders are large sea ducks, 52-56 cm (20-22 in.). Males weigh about 1500 g and females 1600 g (about 3.4 lbs.) in spring before nesting, after which males outweigh females.

Sea Duck Information Series fact sheet

Spectacled Eider Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs [PDF]

Aerial Identification video

Spectacled Eider Photo Gallery

Spectacled Eider Range Map


Spectacled Eider Media Gallery


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

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