Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

harlequin ducks (male)

Histrionicus histrionicus


A brightly patterned sea duck of the west coast of N America: winters along the rocky and stormy coast of Northern California, Oregon, Washington and into S Alaska, breeding in Canada and Alaska along fast moving mountain streams in forested regions. Females are a drab brown with two white spots on the side of the head. Winter numbers have been on the rise after many years of low numbers


Cape Arago St Park. There were a few more at Simpson reef about 1 mile away


These had been hanging out on the rocks, at high tide until a group of young 20-something spooked them into the water

No species ID suggestions

No Comments

triggsturner 5 months ago

These are such gorgeous looking ducks. Thanks for sharing them Karen.

Oregon, USA

Lat: 43.31, Long: -124.40

Spotted on Nov 24, 2018
Submitted on Nov 25, 2018

Related spottings

Harlequin Ducks Harlequin Duck Harlequin Ducks Harlequin duck

Nearby spottings

Mossy Chiton & Sea Star Gumboot chiton Keyhole limpet Lined Chiton