Wood Duck Aix sponsa (Linnaeus, 1758)  Synonyms: Acorn Duck, Summer Duck, WODU.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Aves   >   Order Anseriformes   >   Family Anatidae   >   Genus Aix   

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Common migrant and nesting species. Rare in winter. Wood Ducks nest in tree cavities in wet woodlands and swampy areas throughout Maryland. Baby Wood Ducks begin their lives with a "leap of faith" from heights that may exceed 200 feet without injury.

There are 314 records in the project database.

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A drake Wood Duck in Harford Co., Maryland (12/26/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A male Wood Duck on the Choptank River in Cambridge, Dorchester Co., Maryland (1/25/2009). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

An adult male Wood Duck in Harford Co., Maryland (11/8/2013). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/12/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A male Wood Duck prospecting for nest cavities despite the snow in Harford Co., Maryland (3/4/2016). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

Wood Duck in Washington Co., Maryland (4/6/2015). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A nesting male Wood Duck along the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/16/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A female Wood Duck in Howard Co., Maryland (3/7/2015). Photo by Howard Patterson. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Washington Co., Maryland (3/18/2015). Photo by Andrew Clemens. (MBP list)

A hen Wood Duck in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/19/2015). Photo by Jon Corcoran. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/12/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

A nesting female Wood Duck along the C&O Canal in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/16/2006). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A hen Wood Duck with young in Talbot Co., Maryland (5/16/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Young Wood Ducks at Patuxent Research Refuge, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/18/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A young Wood Duck in Howard Co., Maryland (8/8/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A young Wood Duck in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/16/2008). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A hen Wood Duck in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/28/2015). Photo by Scott Young. (MBP list)

A female Wood Duck with crayfish in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2017). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

Wood Ducks in Kent Co., Maryland (3/13/2017). Photo by Nancy Wyman. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Allegany Co., Maryland (9/19/2017). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Wood Ducks ducklings in Harford Co., Maryland (5/25/2014). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

Wood Ducks in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

A Wood Duck in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2014). Photo by Dan Haas. (MBP list)

A drake Wood Duck in flight in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/13/2011). Photo by Evelyn Ralston. (MBP list)

Wood Ducks in Baltimore City, Maryland (3/25/2018). Photo by Anthony VanSchoor. (MBP list)

A hen Wood Duck prepares to nest in a nest box in Kent Co., Maryland (4/16/2015). Photo by Mike Hudson. (MBP list)


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