Common Name: Common Merganser
Scientific Name: Mergus merganser
March 11, 2012
Location: Arroyo Simi (west of First Street)
Season: Late Winter
Conditions: Clear, calm and cool; low 50s
Sex: Male and Female
Habitat: Lakes, rivers, coastal bays, and estuaries.
Status and Distribution: Considered common inNotes: The Common Mergansers is reported to be a good indicator species for determining the contamination levels.
North America, although a vagrant in the east. Winters as far north as there is open water. Summer range includes the Pacific Northwest, the Northeast, and to Canada . Alaska