Male Bufflehead

(Bucephala albeola)

Order:  Anseriformes
Family:  Anatidae

Male Bufflehead
Photo © David Blevins

Bufflehead Information

Description, distribution, behavior, diet, and reproduction. Includes photos and range map. (From Wikipedia)

Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)

Geographic range, habitat, physical characteristics, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, ecosystem roles, and conservation status. (From Animal Diversity Web)

  Calls and sounds of the Bufflehead

  Identification tips for the Bufflehead

Female Bufflehead

Female Bufflehead

By Dick Daniels [CC SA 3.0]

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

Bufflehead Breeding Map

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In New England, the Bufflehead is found wintering within a wide swath along the coastal area of this region. This duck also winters well inland in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

The Bufflehead is seen during migration throughout New England.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Bufflehead from Dec-Feb over the past 10 years (2009-2019)

Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS