A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Canvasback duck

Aythya valisineria


Large duck. Entire back is white. Dark head and red eyes. Swimming alone, or in the company of a group of mallard ducks seen daily on this landscape feature pond.


Water feature in planned landscape of suburban housing subdivision in Madison, Alabama. Fresh water, surrounded by mowed lawns on one side and a wooded area on the other. Fed by a natural steam.


I walk around this pond several times a week, and have never seen this duck until today. Very distinct. This area is only a few miles from Wheeler Wildlife Refuge.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Madison, Alabama, USA

Lat: 34.68, Long: -86.74

Spotted on Jan 31, 2019
Submitted on Feb 1, 2019

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Tufted duck Canvasback Lesser scaup Tufted duck

Nearby Spottings

Unnamed spotting Spotting Spotting purple wild flower