Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica


BirdLife International. 2015. European Red List of Birds. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Carboneras, C. and Kirwan, G.M. 2018. Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. and de Juana, E. (eds), Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.

del Hoyo, J.; Elliot, A.; Sargatal, J. 1992. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 1: Ostrich to Ducks. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Eadie, J. M.; Savard, J.-P.L.; Mallory, M.L. 2000. Barrow's Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), version 2.0. Ithaca, NY

Einarsson, Á. and Magnúsdóttir, M.L. 1993. The effect of sediment dredging on the distribution of diving ducks at Lake Myvatn, Iceland. Biological Conservation 66(1): 55-60.

Environment Canada. 2013. Management Plan for the Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica), Eastern Population, in Canada. Species at Risk Act Management Plan Series. Environment Canada, Ottawa.

Kear, J. 2005. Ducks, geese and swans volume 2: species accounts (Cairina to Mergus). Oxford University Press, Oxford, U.K.

Robert, M., Vaillancourt, M.-A. and Drapeau, P. 2010. Characteristics of nest cavities of Barrow’s Goldeneyes in eastern Canada. Journal of Field Ornithology 81(3): 287-293.

Tucker, G.M.; Heath, M.F. 1994. Birds in Europe: Their Conservation Status. BirdLife International, Cambridge, U.K.

Wetlands International. 2018. Waterbird Population Estimates. Available at: (Accessed: Wednesday 15 Aug 2018).

Further resources

Detailed species account from Birds in Europe: population estimates, trends and conservation status (BirdLife International 2004)

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BirdLife International (2019) Species factsheet: Bucephala islandica. Downloaded from on 16/06/2019. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2019) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 16/06/2019.