The king eider (pronounced /ˈaɪ.dər/) (Somateria spectabilis) is a large sea duck that breeds along Northern Hemisphere Arctic coasts of northeast Europe, North America and Asia. The birds spend most of the year in coastal marine ecosystems at high latitudes, and migrate to Arctic tundra to breed in June and July. They lay four to seven eggs in a scrape on the ground lined with grass and down.
King Eider
Date Location Count
2020-02-23 12:30Barnegat Lighthouse SP1
2020-02-23 13:00Barnegat Inlet1
2020-02-19 10:35Island Beach SP (please consider using more specific locations)1
2020-02-10 08:35Nags Head--Jennette's Pier2
2020-02-02 09:00Shinnecock County Park West1
2020-02-22 15:13Shinnecock Inlet, west1
2020-02-18 14:14Shinnecock Inlet, east1
2020-02-09 13:00Shinnecock Bay1
2020-02-23 13:38Culloden Point1
2020-02-22 15:45Weekapaug1
2020-02-22 12:07Weekapaug Breachway1
2020-02-21 09:07Fenway Beach (restricted access)1
2020-02-08 15:30Weekapaug Park1
2020-02-17 13:55Southampton--mouth of Saugeen River and nearby shoreline1
2020-02-25 13:05Ausable Marsh WMA1
2020-02-25 14:20Ausable Marsh WMA--Ausable Point Rd.1
2020-01-30 11:30Sandwich Marina1
2020-01-29 09:30Scusset Beach State Reservation1
2020-01-27 14:30Parker River NWR1
2020-02-04 09:05Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)1
2020-01-27 12:40Eastern Point--General Area1
2020-02-23 13:47Bass Rocks, Gloucester1
2020-02-23 09:25Halibut Point SP2
2020-02-22 12:25Andrews Point, Rockport1
2020-02-01 14:51North Chatham Landing1
2020-02-17 10:52Nauset Beach--South End1
2020-01-30 11:52Cape Neddick Light1
2020-02-02 14:14Two Lights SP1
2020-02-05 15:18Dyer Point1
2020-02-24 09:45Pointe-St-Pierre6
2020-02-13 09:00Gustavus--Forelands-W of dock to Critical Habitat boundary1
2020-02-18 11:18Höfn--hafnarsvæði (harbour area)1
2020-02-09 15:58Þórshöfn1
2020-02-09 12:25Kodiak Is.--U.S. Coast Guard Base Kodiak1
2020-02-01 12:00Tromsø--Folkeparken2