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Waterfowl in North America pt 1: Screamers to Harlequin Duck

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  1. Great Argus

    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Finally getting to posting this. And I apologize for the lengthiness on this post, but waterfowl are one of the most widespread families in zoos.

    As per normal, no information older than June 2016 was used, additions and corrections welcomed. I expect this list will have a good number of edits. Taxonomy follows the current version of Handbook of the Birds of the World.

    **Domestics: for the sake of space (and probably my sanity) I have not included domestics here. This mainly means domestic forms of Graylag Goose, Swan Goose, Muscovy Duck, and Mallard (including Call Duck, Indian Runner Duck, etc)**

    **Wild Birds: In many cases, wild waterfowl make themselves at home on zoo ponds, generally because of the free food and safe environment. I have attempted to avoid listing species present but not a part of a facilities collection. I know a few zoos do list them. Thus the following species have been treated with caution: Ruddy Duck, Mute Swan, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, Ring-necked Duck, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Gadwall, American Wigeon, Mallard, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, and Green-winged Teal. These species are indicated by a +/- by their holders.**
     
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    Screamers


    Chauna

    Southern Screamer (30-31 holders)

    Abilene
    Alexandria
    Audubon
    Bronx
    Caldwell
    Charles Paddock
    Cincinnati
    Dallas?
    Detroit
    Fresno Chaffee
    Jacksonville
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Louisville
    Memphis
    Milwaukee
    Montreal Biodome
    Nashville
    Omaha
    Philadelphia
    Sacramento
    Safari West
    San Diego
    Santa Barbara
    Sedgwick County
    Sequoia Park
    St Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Virginia
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Knoxville


    Magpie-Goose


    Anseranas

    Magpie-Goose (9 holders)

    Alexandria
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Gladys Porter
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Zoo Miami
     
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    Whistling Ducks


    Dendrocygna

    White-faced Whistling Duck (32 holders)

    Abilene
    Alexandria
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Calgary
    Charles Paddock
    Cleveland
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Fort Worth
    Henry Vilas
    Idaho Falls
    Jacksonville
    Living Planet Aquarium
    Los Angeles
    Milwaukee
    Montreal Biodome
    Nashville
    North Carolina
    Oakland
    Omaha
    Oregon
    Pana’ewa Rainforest
    Rosamond Gifford
    Sacramento
    Safari West
    San Diego
    Santa Ana
    Santa Barbara
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Woodland Park
    Zoo Atlanta
    Zoo Knoxville

    Black-bellied Whistling Duck (12 holders)

    Abilene
    Audubon
    Beardsley
    Brevard
    Houston
    Jacksonville
    Oklahoma City
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Zoo Knoxville

    Spotted Whistling Duck (7 holders)

    Brevard
    Columbus
    Milwaukee
    Oklahoma City
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    West Indian Whistling Duck (3-4 holders)

    Bronx?
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Minnesota
    National Aviary

    Fulvous Whistling Duck (14 holders)

    Abilene
    Audubon
    Beardsley
    Brookfield
    Dallas
    Living Desert
    Maryland
    Oregon
    Sacramento
    Safari West
    San Antonio
    San Francisco
    Santa Fe Teaching
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Plumed Whistling Duck (4 holders)

    Blank Park
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Wandering Whistling Duck (3 holders)

    Dallas
    Fort Worth
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Javan Whistling Duck (5-6 holders)

    Bronx?
    Fort Wayne’s Childrens
    Oregon
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toronto
    Zoo Miami
     
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    White-backed Duck


    Thalassornis

    White-backed Duck (1 holder)

    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Stiff-tailed Ducks


    Oxyura

    Ruddy Duck (32 holders)

    Abilene
    Alexandria
    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Buttonwood Park
    Columbus
    Ellen Trout
    Franklin Park
    Idaho Falls
    Jacksonville
    Lee Richardson
    Lincoln Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Maryland
    Micke Grove
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    National Aviary
    Oregon
    Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
    Queens
    Rosamond Gifford
    Safari West
    Salisbury
    San Antonio
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Sedgwick County
    St Augustine Alligator Farm
    St Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Turtle Bay Exploration Park

    Lake Duck (Argentine Ruddy) (6 holders)

    Buttonwood Park
    Dallas
    Oklahoma City
    Queens
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Maccoa Duck (3 holders)

    Oregon
    San Diego
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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    Pink-eared & Freckled Duck, Cape Barren Goose


    Malacorhynchus

    Pink-eared Duck (3 holders)

    Bronx
    Central Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Stictonetta

    Freckled Duck (7 holders)

    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Minnesota
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Cereopsis

    Cape Barren Goose (9 holders)

    Binder Park
    Brookfield
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cincinnati
    Gladys Porter
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Prospect Park
    Staten Island
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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    Swans


    Coscoroba

    Coscoroba Swan (9 holders)

    Abilene
    Alexandria
    Audubon
    Brevard
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    San Francisco
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Woodland Park


    Cygnus

    Black-necked Swan (13 holders)

    Abilene
    Alexandria
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Dallas World Aquarium
    Fort Worth
    Jacksonville
    Safari West
    Salisbury
    San Diego
    San Francisco
    Santa Barbara
    St Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Black Swan (27 holders)

    Alexandria
    Blank Park
    Brevard
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cape May County
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Dickerson Park
    Fort Wayne’s Childrens
    Franklin Park
    Idaho Falls
    Kansas City
    Lehigh Valley
    Oglebay’s Good
    Peoria
    Pittsburgh
    Prospect Park
    Roscommon
    Safari West
    Salisbury
    San Francisco
    Santa Barbara
    Sedgwick County
    St Augustine Alligator Farm
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    The Creature Conservancy
    Wisconsin Rapids Municipal

    Mute Swan (+/- 8 holders)

    Animal Gardens Petting
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    DeYoung Family
    Dickerson Park
    Elmwood Park
    Lehigh Valley
    Safari Niagara
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Trumpeter Swan (23 holders)

    Alaska
    Blank Park
    Bronx
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Lee Richardson
    Lincoln Park
    Livingston Ripley’s Waterfowl Conservancy
    Los Angeles
    Maryland
    Memphis
    Milwaukee
    Minnesota
    NEW
    Oklahoma City
    Philadelphia
    Queens
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    The Wilds
    Topeka
    Toronto
    Tracy Aviary

    Whooper Swan (2 holders)

    Greater Vancouver
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Tundra Swan (5 holders)

    Beardsley
    Idaho Falls
    Ochsner Park
    Rosamond Gifford
    Stone
     
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    Geese


    Branta

    Brant (1-2 holders)

    Denver? (Pacific)
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Barnacle Goose (1 holder)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

    Red-breasted Goose (11 holders)

    Cleveland
    Franklin Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Louisville
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Staten Island
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Woodland Park

    Cackling Goose (3 holders)

    Beardsley (appears to be minima)
    Oklahoma City
    St Louis (Aleutian)

    Canada Goose (+/- 5-6 holders)

    California Living Museum
    Hogle (Giant)
    Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm (Atlantic)
    Ochsner Park
    St Louis (wild/captive?)
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park (Dusky)

    Hawaiian Goose/Nene (11-12 holders)

    Alameda Park
    Columbus
    Denver?
    Greater Vancouver
    Honolulu
    Houston
    Louisville
    Pana’ewa Rainforest
    San Antonio
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Zoo Tampa


    Anser

    Emperor Goose (7 holders)

    Bronx
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Rosamond Gifford
    San Diego
    Staten Island
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Woodland Park

    Snow Goose (5 holders)

    Greater Vancouver
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Rosamond Gifford (Greater)
    Toronto (Lesser)
    Trevor

    Ross’s Goose (2 holders)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Rosamond Gifford

    Bar-headed Goose (14 holders)

    Audubon
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cleveland
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Miller Park
    Rosamond Gifford
    Santa Barbara
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    St Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toledo
    Woodland Park

    Greylag Goose (1-2 holders)

    Los Angeles (prob domestic, look more normal)
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park (Western)

    Swan Goose (5-7 holders)

    Bronx?
    Lincoln Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Oklahoma City
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County (could be domestics)
    St Louis

    Greater White-fronted Goose (1 holder)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (Gambel’s)

    Lesser White-fronted Goose (2 holders)

    Oklahoma City
    Rosamond Gifford
     
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    Sea Ducks


    Clangula

    Long-tailed Duck (3 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Montreal Biodome


    Somateria

    Spectacled Eider (2 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

    King Eider (4 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Montreal Biodome
    St Louis

    Common Eider (3 holders)

    Franklin Park
    Montreal Biodome
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Polysticta

    Steller’s Eider (2 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Toledo


    Melanitta

    Surf Scoter (1 holder)

    Montreal Biodome

    White-winged Scoter (2 holders)

    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (American)
    Toledo (American)

    Black Scoter (1 holder)

    Montreal Biodome


    Bucephala

    Bufflehead (14 holders)

    Akron
    Columbus
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Monterey Bay Aquarium
    Montreal Biodome
    National Aviary
    Oklahoma City
    Oregon
    Salisbury
    San Diego
    St Louis
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Common Goldeneye (2 holders)

    Montreal Biodome
    Rosamond Gifford

    Barrow’s Goldeneye (8 holders)

    Cincinnati
    Franklin Park
    Idaho Falls
    Lincoln Park
    Montreal Biodome
    Queens
    Stone
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
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    Great Argus Well-Known Member

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    Mergansers


    Mergellus

    Smew (9 holders)

    Akron
    Alaska Sealife Center
    Bronx
    Busch Gardens Tampa
    Cincinnati
    Cleveland
    National Aviary
    San Diego
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Lophodytes

    Hooded Merganser (28 holders)

    Abilene
    Akron
    Alexandria
    Bronx
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    Fort Worth
    Franklin Park
    Idaho Falls
    Jacksonville
    Lincoln Park
    Maryland
    Milwaukee
    Minnesota
    Montreal Biodome
    National?
    National Aviary
    NEW
    Oklahoma City
    Oregon
    Rosamond Gifford
    Salisbury
    San Diego
    SeaWorld San Diego
    Sedgwick County
    St Louis
    Stone
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park


    Mergus

    Common Merganser (3 holders)

    Akron
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park

    Scaly-sided Merganser (12 holders)

    Akron
    Bronx
    Central Park
    Franklin Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    National Aviary
    San Diego
    San Diego Zoo Safari Park
    Sedgwick County
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
    Toledo

    Red-breasted Merganser (1-3 holders)

    Bronx?
    Franklin Park
    Queens?


    Harlequin Duck


    Histrionicus

    Harlequin Duck (6 holders)

    Alaska Sealife Center
    Central Park
    Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
    Montreal Biodome
    San Diego
    Sylvan Heights Bird Park
     
  10. ThylacineAlive

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    Southern Screamer: Dallas Zoo, Gladys Porter Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, Santa Ana Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Magpie-Goose: San Antonio Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    White-Faced Whistling-Duck: Dallas Zoo, Gladys Porter Zoo, Houston Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Roger Williams Park Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, SDZ Safari Park, Wildlife World Zoo

    Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck: Houston and San Antonio have the fulgens subspecies

    West Indian Whistling-Duck: Dallas Zoo, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, San Antonio Zoo. Idk if Bronx still has them bts or not

    Fulvous Whistling-Duck: Fort Worth Zoo

    Javan Whistling-Duck: Pretty sure Bronx still has them.

    Ruddy Duck: Cincinnati Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, Lowry Park Zoo

    Maccoa Duck: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. I'm pretty sure Franklin Park Zoo have them, too, but I'm not sure

    White-Headed Duck: Central Park Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Houston Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

    Pink-Eared Duck: Bronx does not have these afaik

    Freckled Duck: Fort Worth Zoo

    Cape Barren Goose: Wildlife World Zoo

    Coscoroba Swan: Bronx Zoo, Queens Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Black-Necked Swan: Bronx Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, St. Augustine Alligator Farm, Staten Island Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Black Swan: Gladys Porter Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Prospect Park Zoo, San Antonio Zoo, Southwick's Zoo, Staten Island Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Mute Swan: Lupa Zoo, WIldlife World Zoo

    Whooper Swan: Brown Zoo, Central Park Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Space Farms Zoo, Wildlife World Zoo

    Tundra Swan: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Prospect Park Zoo

    Barnacle Goose: Bronx Zoo

    Red-Breasted Goose: Houston Zoo

    Canada Goose: Are we doing international collections since you have Noah's Ark?

    Nene: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (first breeding)

    Bar-Headed Goose: Houston Zoo, San Antonio Zoo

    Swan Goose: Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, San Antonio Zoo

    Lesser White-Fronted Goose: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy

    ~Thylo
     
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    Long-Tailed Duck: Central Park Zoo

    Spectacled Eider: Central Park Zoo, Cincinnati Zoo

    Common Eider: Fort Worth Zoo (v-nigrum), Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (dresseri)

    Bufflehead: Aquarium of the Pacific, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo

    Barrow's Goldeneye: Fort Worth Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, San Antonio Zoo

    Smew: Central Park Zoo, Fort Worth Zoo, Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Staten Island Zoo

    Hooded Merganser: Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy, Prospect Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, San Antonio Zoo

    Red-Breasted Merganser: Central Park Zoo. Neither Bronx nor Queens keeps them afaik

    ~Thylo
     
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    I do not believe St. Louis keeps Southern Screamers.

    White-Faced also kept by Como Park and Minnesota.

    Spotted also kept by Minnesota.

    Ruddy also kept by Como Park, Shedd Aquarium, and Lincoln Park.

    Maccoa also kept by Minnesota.

    Black Swan also kept by Special Memories, and Animal Haven.

    Mute Swan also kept by Wildwood, Special Memories, and Animal Haven.

    Minnesota does not keep Trumpeter.

    Special Memories keeps Whooper.

    Red-Breasted Goose also kept by Como Park.

    St. Louis does indeed have captive Canada Goose.

    Snow Goose also kept by Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

    Lincoln Park keeps Swan Goose.
    Barrow's Goldeneye also kept by NEW and Lincoln Park.
     
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    Red-breasted goose also kept by Memphis.
     
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  14. Hyak_II

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    Miami has spotted whistling duck, smew, scaley sided merganser, freckled duck, coscoroba swan, bar headed goose and red breasted goose.

    Zoo tampa has spotted whistling duck.

    Edmonton Valley has Black Swan, as does African Lion Safari

    ALS also has trumpeter swan

    Honolulu has black swan
     
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    One I forgot:
    Mute Swan also kept by Grant's Farm.
     
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    The Bronx has Bar-headed Goose and Common Merganser
    Buttonwood Park has the following
    Red-breasted Goose
    Canada Goose (they are supposed to have at least one captive individual, I believe it's an educational animal.) So far I have only seen freeloaders
    Hawaiian Goose
    Emperor Goose
    Ross's Goose
    Swan Goose
    Lesser White-fronted Goose
    White-winged Scoter
    Black Scoter
    Bufflehead
    Common Goldeneye
    Smew
    Hooded Merganser
    Scaly-sided Merganser
     
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    ThylacineAlive Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure the mergansers aren't wild ones that hang out in the waterfowl ponds? All the ones I've seen have been wild.

    ~Thylo
     
  19. Birdlover

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    If I remember correctly I saw a band on at least one of the mergansers.
     
  20. Great Argus

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    Common Merganser at Bronx or the Hoodeds at Buttonwood?