Scientific Name: Bucephala clangula
Hunting for GoldenEye on the East Coast or West Coast is truly an adventure all waterfowl hunters should partake in.
Common GoldenEye has a black head with a slight greenish tinge. This sea duck\diver has a steep almost downward sloping forehead and a black bill. Below its yellow eyes (hence its name) is a prominent round white spot. Its breast is white as are its flanks. Black and white streaked feathers are on the side of the black back and rear,rump of the bird. The hen has a large brown head with a yellow eye, a white collar and a gray body.
(ref. Flyways.us and USGS)
Guides for Common GoldenEye.
East Coast Waterflowlers, Capt. Steve King, NY
Ocean State Outfitters, Capt. Jeremiah Brooks, RI, MA
Ragged Reef Outfitters. Capt. Bill Nyman, WI
Alaska Trophy Adventures, Capt. Charlie Summerville, AK