This page is under construction. Anseriformes includes ducks, geese, and swans. Birds are presented in alphabetical order by family, genus, and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.
Anatidae: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)
The Canada Geese seen along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque include a resident population and a much larger number of winter visitors.
American Wigeon (Mareca americana)
Ruddy Duck (Oxyura jamaicensis)
On breeding male ruddy ducks, the blue bill stands out! Unfortunately, during my one encounter with a breeding male, he was napping with the bill tucked away. When he pulled out his bill my photo was blurred; I'll include it as a thumbnail to the left so you can at least see the color.
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata)
Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera)