Let’s start with a couple of ducks. This one winters across most of the Lower 48, but breeds in Canada and Alaska. It is heading north right now, so look for it on lakes and rivers. Hint: This image is of a female, but it shows the distinguishing feature that gives the species its name.
Whether you’re new to backyard birding or are a lifelong bird watching enthusiast, you’re sure to find the information in this booklet-length PDF to be extremely useful. It’s a resource you’ll want to consult every year when summer comes to a close.