Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

Wildlife at Great Meadows in Concord

August 1, 2012

Chris Renna recorded this video featuring a great blue heron, great egret, black-bellied whistling duck, snapping turtle, muskrat and Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord. 

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in Concord

July 28, 2012

A black-bellied whistling-duck at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
A black-bellied whistling-duck at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed this black-bellied whistling-duck at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.  The bird, a rare visitor to our area, is more typically found only in the very southernmost portion of the United States and south of there, including Central and South America.  More photos of the bird, which quickly drew many local birders' attention after being spotted in early July, can be seen on MassBird's Bird Sightings Page.