Sea Duck Joint Venture

A Conservation Partnership under the North American Waterfowl Management Plan

Sea Duck Joint Venture

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 [PDF]

Spectacled Eider Species Knowledge Summary and Information Needs [PDF]

USFWS Endangered Species Information – Spectacled Eider

Aerial Identification video

Spectacled Eider Photo Gallery

Spectacled Eider Range Map

Spectacled Eider Range Map

Spectacled Eider Video

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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.