A Management Plan for Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica; Eastern population)

Barrows Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) Science Article 1

abstract

The world distribution of Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) consists of threeseparate populations: 150 000 to 200 000 birds in western North America (Eadie et al 2000),a resident population of 2000 in Iceland (Gardarsson 1978), and approximately 4500 birds ineastern North America (Savard and Dupuis 1999; Robert et al 2000a). The breeding range isdiscontinuous in North America and is largely restricted to northwestern North America, where more than 90% of the world’s population breeds (del Hoyo et al 1992). Little is known of the distribution and ecology of the eastern North American population.

Schmelzer, I., Wildlife Division, Department of Environment and Conservation. Corner Brook, NL.

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