Are there wood ducks in Washington state? Wood Ducks are common breeders from March through August in lowlands west of the Cascades. In eastern Washington, they are uncommon in the central Columbia Basin, but found more commonly in the lowlands, especially along major river valleys in northeastern Washington.
What ducks can you shoot in Washington state? Almost all waterfowl visible in Washington (except swans) can be hunted, unless there are special closures due to low population numbers. They can be classified into these four categories: Puddle ducks, diving ducks, sea ducks, and geese.
How do I know what kind of duck I have?
- Size: How large is the duck?
- Head: What markings are visible on the head?
- Bill: What is the size and color of the bill?
- Neck: What is the neck length?
- Plumage: What are the most prominent colors on the back, rump, neck, breast, and flanks?
- Speculum: Is the duck’s speculum a unique color?
Can you hunt harlequin ducks in Washington? The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) recently published the 2022-2023 Washington Game Bird and Small Game Hunting Regulations, and with it came a few changes. The Harlequin duck has been closed to harvest statewide for the 2022-2023 duck hunting season.