Looking at the bird up close, I understood immediately why waterfowlers across the continent consider the common eider
one of their sport's top trophies.
Corrected nest totals used in a second Poisson regression analysis to compare Common Eider nest densities on Stratton Island, Maine in different years and nesting habitats.
Nest site selection in the Common Eider Somateria mollissima: differences between the archipelago zones.
The Venture has placed a high priority on gathering data on the long-tailed duck, American common eider, black scoter, surf scoter and white-winged scoter because of historical or current population declines, and concerns about harvest potential or habitat limitations.
This is one of four types of common eider recognized in North America.
Pages 2939 in King and Common eiders of the western Canadian arctic (D.
Population declines of King and Common eiders of the Beaufort Sea.
adult and duckling Common Eiders
[Somateria mollissima] and tern [Sterna spp.
About 24,000 pairs of common eiders nest on 340 islands in Maine, according to Brad Allen, the state's migratory bird biologist.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 placed a 10-year moratorium on hunting common eiders.
have provided the bulk of the action and appear to be as abundant as they were last year.
With the possible exception of a few islands south of the State, the Maine islands also provide black guillemots (Cepphus grylle), Leach's storm petrels (Oceanodroma leucorhoa), and common eiders
(Somateria mollissima) their southernmost breeding territories in North America.
But common eiders
, seabirds with a striking green band on the head, do not.
For two days, eiders ghosted in and out of our dekes, close enough to bust a couple of the big ducks here and there, but it was clear these common eiders
were uncommonly wary.
are the largest ducks in North America, with Atlantic Coast birds weighing up to five pounds.