Waterfowl Information, Photos, Artwork, and Facts

American Expedition is proud to present interesting education information, facts, full-color artwork & photos, and hunting tips for North American waterfowl: Mallard Ducks, Wood Ducks, Pintail Ducks, and Canada Geese.

Learn About North American Waterfowl

Photo of a mallard duck on the water.

Mallard Duck Information

The Mallard Duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is the most common wild duck in the Northern Hemisphere. With the male’s iconic green head which gleams in the sun, the mallard is one of the most breathtaking species of waterfowl in the world.

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Wood Duck Information

The Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) is also known as the Carolina Duck. The male (drake), with its iridescent green and purple head and bold white striping, is much more colorful than the female (hen).

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Photo of a canada goose

Canada Goose Information

Canada Geese (Branta canadensis) are large, migratory waterfowl native to North America, although they have occasionally reached northern Europe by flying, and have been introduced in many other locations around the globe.

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Photo of a Pintail Duck

Pintail Duck Information

The Northern Pintail Duck (Anas acuta) is nicknamed “The Greyhound of the Air” due to their swift & elegant appearance in flight.

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