Habitat, diet, feeding behavior, nesting, migration, and conservation status of this bird. Includes range map, photos, and calls. (From Audubon Field Guide)
Diet, feeding behavior, nesting, range, migration, description, voice, and habitat. Includes photo and sounds. (From Boreal Birds)
Description, range, habitat, calls, identification tips, behavior, and conservation status. Includes photos, illustration with field marks, and range map. (From WhatBird.com)
Red-breasted Merganser Pair
By Jill Marnee [CC 2.0]
(Image credit: USGS)
Range in New England
In New England, the Red-breasted Merganser is found breeding locally on inland lakes in Maine.
This duck is found wintering in abundance along the coastal areas of New England. It also winters in small numbers on or near inland bodies of water that are ice-free.
Winter Map from eBird
Sightings of the Red-breasted Merganser from Jan-Feb over the past 10 years (2009-2019)
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS