Hooded Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Photo of Hooded Mergansers in care at International Bird Rescue

We have a special affinity and responsibility for these birds, because of all the merganser family, the Hooded Merganser can only be found in North America. Many chicks of these endemic birds arrive for care at our clinics every spring. Fun fact about the Hooded Merganser: did you know that they have exceptionally good underwater eyesight? This special trait allows the Hooded Merganser to catch and eat a wider variety of seafood than other mergansers.