Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and songs and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)
Description, range, habitat, songs and calls, identification tips, and behavior. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From WhatBird.com)
Photo of Female Common Merganser in Flight
By Mike Danzenbaker
Female Common Merganser with Ducklings
By Stefan Berndtsson/USFWS
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
The Common Merganser is found year round in Maine, northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, as well as some portions of both western Massachusetts and western Connecticut.
In the other areas of the New England region, this duck is seen only during the winter.
Range Map from eBird
Sightings of the Common Merganser throughout the year (1900-present)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS