Northern Shoveler

All photos taken at Marymoor Park.  Uncredited photos by Michael Hobbs.  All rights reserved.

Northern Shoveler have been seen every year, averaging about 6 sightings per year.  They are a winter visitor.  We have a few sightings from September and October, with the bulk of sightings from November-January.  We've had a handful of sightings each month from February-May.

Northern Shoveler are typically seen anywhere there is water, including in any seasonal puddle-ponds during flooded times.  We've also seen them simply flying over the park several times.

Photo by Ollie Oliver, 2005-11-06

Female with female Hooded Merganser, 2007-11-28

Female, 2007-11-28


Female, 2009-01-08. Photo by Ollie Oliver

2009-12-10.  Photo by Ollie Oliver



2011-01-20.  Photo by Lillian Reis

2011-11-17.  Photo by Ollie Oliver