Ducks, Grebes, and Geese ID Quiz ~ test your yourself on these beautiful birds here in Wisconsin!

Ducks, Grebes, and Geese ID Quiz ~ test your yourself on these beautiful birds that can be found sometime during the year here in Wisconsin! There are 50 images, see how well you do. Answers are below last photo at the bottom of the page. There is a chance you may see some color variation in ducks, grebes, or geese considering sex, age or time of year. There are books, FB groups, phone apps, classes to lean more. There are also presentations to help in learning bird ID, look for details at your local nature center. All photos were taken in Wisconsin except the Wood Ducks and the female Green-winged Teal images. Please let me know if you see an error, thank you. Special Note: I have complied a list of 50 images of ducks, grebes, and geese. I am missing a few of the images for various reasons, sorry. This quiz may not be as easy as the warbler or shorebird quiz! So don’t look for these in the quiz as they are missing: American Black Duck fm, Northern Pintail fm, Barrow’s Goldeneye fm, Common Mergansers.

Ducks

# 1

# 2

# 3   Narrow black nail, and not the wide black on the tip of the bill tells you it is a?

# 4

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# 6  Narrow black nail, and not the wide black on the tip of the bill tells you it is a?

# 7

# 8

# 9

# 10

# 11

# 12

# 13

# 14

# 15

# 16 left —— # 17 right

# 18

# 19 female —– # 20 male

# 21

# 22

# 23

# 24

# 25

# 26 – assuming this is a female, what species?

# 27

# 28

# 29

# 30

# 31   A rare vistor

# 32

# 33

# 34

# 35

# 36

# 37

# 38

#39

#40

 Grebes

# 41

# 42

# 43

# 44    White tip on the bill means it is a…

# 45

Geese

# 46

# 47

# 48

# 49

# 50

ANSWERS BELOW

Ducks

#1 – Mallard – male

#2 – Northern Shoveler – male

#3 –Lesser Scaup – male

#4 – Canvasback – female

#5 – Redhead – male

#6 – Lesser Scaup – female

# 7 – Bufflehead – male

#8 – Wood Duck – female

#9 – Long-tailed Duck – male

#10 – Canvasback – male

#11 – Redhead – female

#12 – Northern Shoveler – female

#13 – Ring-necked Duck – female

#14 – Bufflehead – female

#15 – Ring-necked Duck – male

#16 – Eurasian Wigeon – male

#17 – American Wigeon – male

#18 – Harlequin Duck – male

#19 – Gadwall – female

#20 – Gadwall – male

#21 – Blue-winged Teal – female

#22 – Blue-winged Teal – male

#23 – Greater Scaup – male

#24 – Red-breasted Merganser – female

#25 – Common Goldeneye – female

#26 – Hooded Merganser – female

#27 –Ruddy Duck – female

#28 – Red-breasted Merganser – male

#29 – Greater Scaup – female

#30 – Wood Duck – male

#31 – Cinnamon Teal – male

#32 – Green-winged Teal – female

#33 – Hooded Merganser – male

#34 – Green-winged Teal – male

#35 – Common Goldeneye – male

#36 – Barrow’s Goldeneye – male

#37 – Ruddy Duck – male

#38 – Long-tailed Duck – female

#39 – Mallard – female

#40 – American Black Duck, male

Grebes

#41 – Pied-billed Grebe

#42 – Western Grebe

#43 – Eared Grebe

#44 – Horned Grebe

#45 – Red-necked Grebe

Geese

#46 – Snow Goose

#47 – Canada Goose

#48 – Greater White-fronted Goose

#49 – Ross’s Goose

#50 – Cackling Goose

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

10 Responses to Ducks, Grebes, and Geese ID Quiz ~ test your yourself on these beautiful birds here in Wisconsin!

  1. Cathy says:

    Geeze Jim, with all the beautiful poses that you capture, this is fun. I am asking for you to do something as such and more interesting, kinda what Noel Cutright did in his day – a guessing of birds whether it be a it’s bill, leg, habitat. I would like it if you presented something as such to the club.

  2. Thank you. I am a beginning “serious” birder and this was most helpful having a list albeit quiz of these birds. Thank you!

  3. Darrell Schiffman says:

    Enjoyed the quiz and only had to rack my brain on one of them. Thanks, it was fun and thanks for sharing the great photos.

  4. amy sheldon says:

    Hey another terrific experience.
    i think you might want to recheck your answer key, seems to be off a few entries. I would like to speak to you about a sign we are designing for Fond du lac park on waterfowl identification. Our Audubon group has funds to place a sign near a prominent waterfowl observation site on lake Winnebago. May i contact you? if so how
    thank you
    amy sheldon

  5. Tim Lewis says:

    Only 39 out of 48. I still have to work on the female ducks. It’s a lot easier if they are floating next to their male counterparts. Thanks Jim, I love it!

  6. Owen Hanson says:

    These quizzes are great. I have taken all three that you
    have posted. Great brush up for migration.
    Take a look at the answer key for the grebes. You have the Western Grebe, Eared Grebe and Horned Grebe out of sorts.

  7. Marilyn A Runge says:

    You’ve done it again! Teaching with your beautiful photos is such a valuable and fun tool.

    Thanks

  8. Laura Wentz says:

    Thank you Jim. These are a lot of fun. Way to try to confuse things with the females. I still did better here than with shorebirds or warblers.

  9. jenn says:

    I don’t think I’ve commented on all of these quizzes so let me just say thank you for all of them. I’ve really enjoyed taking them, and using them as a learning tool.

    Thank you!

  10. John Hauser says:

    Great job love your quizzes

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