Photo Credit: Terry Hartley

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Mergus serrator

STATUS: Common in winter, uncommon in spring and fall, and occasional in summer in Gulf Coast region. In Tennessee Valley region, fairly common in winter and fall, uncommon in spring, and occasional in summer. In Mountain and Inland Coastal Plain regions, uncommon to rare in winter, rare in spring and fall, and occasional in summer. Lowest Conservation Concern.

HABITAT: Found on estuaries, bays, shallow coastal waters, lakes, and deep slow-moving rivers.