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Photo: Gaggle of goldeneye

Dock crew unload and sort goldeneye rockfish Sunday at the Norquest Seafoods plant in Petersburg. Processors are buying goldeneye for $1.25 per pound. Sound off on the important issues at
Recent resuce @ the Juneau Raptor Center: 'Archie'

Type of bird: Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). When discovered...What happened: This Barrow's Goldeneye was found sitting in the median of...option. More about the Barrow's Goldeneye: This medium-sized diving duck...
Bird Bits: An elegant winter duck

...balmy Southeast Alaska for the winter. Common goldeneye ducks hang with Barrow's goldeneye ducks in small flocks of three to 40. They...outside the breeding season. But, the Common goldeneye's wings in flight make a distinctive whistling...
Life's about to spring from gloomy March

...striking black and white duck attract his female with an energetic display. In a quick acrobatic movement, the male common goldeneye tosses his head back until it rests for a second on his back with his bill pointing to the sky. Pulling binoculars from my...
On the Trails: Plant behavior

...chirp or sing, or wave their antennae or legs in a certain way. Our male humming birds whir in great swinging loops, male goldeneye ducks cock their heads far back and throw out their chests, male sooty grouse hoot from conifer trees, and so on. The visible...
On the Trails: Lazy day at Crow Point

...and over the heads of two seals; there was obviously something edible there. A few buffleheads and a solitary Barrow's goldeneye cruised the lower reaches of the river. Canada geese honked their way up the river, two by two; could they already be thinking...
Juneau Christmas Bird Count encounters unique visitor

...Duck 71Surf Scoter 174White-winged Scoter 114Black Scoter cwLong-tailed Duck 29Bufflehead 169Common Goldeneye 110Barrow's Goldeneye 255Unidentified Goldeneyes 7Hooded Merganser 3Common Merganser 67Red-breasted Merganser 43Unidentified...
On the Trails: Early July scrapbook

...exercising mosquito control in long, graceful swoops. A brood of mergansers rested, with mom, on a rock. A downy Barrow's goldeneye duckling foraged alone for days, no family in sight, but apparently doing well for itself. A myrtle warbler (a.k.a...
Wildlife Spy: Signs of spring creep into Seward patterns of male Barrow's and common goldeneyes flashed among the waves in a couple of loose flocks. A trio of common goldeneye males drifted near a brown female. Without warning, one threw his head back until it touched his shoulders, left it there...
Sea ducks, other birds returning for winter

...Auke Bay and Eagle Beach. Barrow's Goldeneye returned within the last two weeks and...laying eggs in early summer. Common Goldeneye are returning from nesting areas on lakes...they nest in tree cavities. Barrow's Goldeneye also breed along interior lakes and ponds...


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