Ducks, Geese, & Waterfowl of New England

Wood Duck

Ducks, Geese, & Waterfowl

Order:  Anseriformes
Family:  Anatidae

Wood Duck
Photo © David Blevins

Learn interesting facts about New England ducks, geese, and waterfowl.
Find photos, sounds, range information and identification tips for each bird.

Anatidae is a family of small to very large-sized birds which are distributed world-wide, including all continents except Antarctica. Well adapted for swimming, they are found in a wide variety of aquatic habitats, including lakes, ponds, and marshes as well as the moving water of streams and rivers.