Huntingdon Harlequin Duck

Drew WeberBird Sightings, Rarities3 Comments

I easily found the male Harlequin Duck today, still associating with a small flock of Mallards. Viewing was easy, either across from the feed mill or climbing up the bank along Pennsylvania Ave. See the map below. The flock was easily spooked and would fly upriver for short distances before slowly floating back down.

Harlequin Duck location. The P signifies an easy parking spot and the blue area is where the Harlequin Duck was seen around noon. (click for full Google Maps)

  • Andy

    nice. I’m jealous – I used to check that spot all the time when I lived in Huntingdon. There was a Harlequin slightly further downstream a few years ago.

  • PA Crush

    Check the PSU duck pond! Two weeks ago there was one there.

    • That would be a pretty incredible find if there was a Harlequin Duck at the Duck Pond. They are generally found in swift moving rivers or streams rather than lakes and ponds but anything is possible. Definitely let us know if you see anything interesting!