Wood Duck - Aix sponsa
Mid-sized migratory duck able to perch on trees. Males have colorful feathers and the species used to be hunted for its feathers leading almost to extinction in early 20th Century.
Parc Bernard-Landry is the best place to photograph this species. Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) can be spotted here during most seasons and in particular during spring. The small pond in the middle of the park allows close up of males and females. There are nesting places in this park but lately, we haven't seen ducklings.
To see, photograph and record ducklings, we suggest visiting Jardin Botanique de Montréal. The ponds are larger than in Parc Bernard-Landry but the chance to see Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) ducklings is higher.
Observations by Season
Number of times the species has been spotted, identified and logged while visiting nature parks nearby.
A species is registered only once / park visit. Consult the page animal tracking to learn more about how we determine identifications and log observations in the field.
Videos Behavioral Traits
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) Female with Ducklings in Botanical Garden Montreal
Recorded: 2022-06-04 - Duration: [03:43]
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Photos of Wood Duck
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