Common Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye - Male

Common Goldeneye
(Bucephala clangula)

Order:  Anseriformes
Family:  Anatidae

Male Common Goldeneye
Photo © David Blevins

Common Goldeneye Information

Common Goldeneye
Description, range, migration, diet, feeding behavior, voice, nesting, habitat, and breeding. Includes photo, range map, and sounds. (From Boreal Birds)

Common Goldeneye
Description, range, habitat, sounds, identification tips, and behavior. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From

Common Goldeneye
Range, habitat, physical description, reproduction, lifespan, behavior, communication, food habits, predation, ecosystem roles, and conservation status. Includes photos. (From Animal Diversity Web)

  Calls & sounds of Common Goldeneye

  Identification tips for Common Goldeneye

Female Common Goldeneye

Female Common Goldeneye

By Jevgenijs Slihto [CC 2.0]

Breeding Bird Survey Map,

(Image credit: USGS)

Range in New England

In New England, the Common Goldeneye is found year round in the northern two-thirds of Maine and northwestern Vermont.

This duck winters throughout the rest of New England, with the greatest numbers found along the coast, but also on inland bodies of water that remain ice-free.

Winter Map from eBird

Sightings of the Common Goldeneye from Jan-Mar over the past 10 years (2009-2019)

Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS