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Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata)

Northern Shovelers migrate in small isolated flocks of 10-25 birds and travel both day and night. In North America, the majority of birds use two main migration flyways. One passage extends along the Mississippi and Missouri Valleys, through the central plains to the Gulf Coast and Central Mexico.The second migration corridor extends from Western Canada through the intermountain regions of California and down to the coast of Mexico. Shovelers travel as far south as Peru and as far north as Alaska. They are found in the San Francisco Bay area during the winter.

(Sources: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Borel Songbird Initiative)

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