Wood Ducks in Alaska???

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  1. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    A friend just moved up there a few months ago to Koutzabo (sp?) He said a local told him he had just seen a wood duck fly out of a tree cavity. I guess anything is possible.
     
  2. skybust

    skybust Senior Refuge Member

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    Ive been up here since 78 and never seen or heard of a wood duck being up in AK. But then again I guess anything is possible
     
  3. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    Woodducks aren't the only cavity nesters. Both species of goldeneye and buffleheads are cavity nesters that breed/nest in Alaska. The woodduck range is nowhere near Alaska. Like skybust said, anything can happen, but I'd be willing to say it wasn't a woodduck your buddy saw.
     
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  4. dallen

    dallen Senior Refuge Member

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    There are tree's in Kotzebue???? I dont think so.
     
  5. 2n1shot

    2n1shot Senior Refuge Member

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    I just looked it up on the map, it's above the Arctic Circle. Your buddy is either pulling your leg or enjoying too much fire water with the natives.
     
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  6. dallen

    dallen Senior Refuge Member

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    I work there occasionally and can tell you from my recollection.....that place looks like the moon. With a village on it:l
     
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  7. Brottboss

    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    Back in the day there was clouds of wooducks.
    Nowdays theres few.
     
  8. waldo2382

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    I've seen one wood duck in Cordova out of season and have heard of one shot in Juneau. Definitely a rarity. No borders in the sky.
     
  9. Erich_870

    Erich_870 Senior Refuge Member

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    Never seen or heard of one in Juneau.

    Erich
     
  10. R.A.Coleman

    R.A.Coleman Senior Refuge Member

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