The Wood Duck is one of the most stunningly pretty of all waterfowl. Males are iridescent chestnut and green, with ornate patterns on nearly every feather; the elegant females have a distinctive profile and delicate white pattern around the eye. These birds live in wooded swamps, where they nest in holes in trees or in nest boxes put up around lake margins. They are one of the few duck species equipped with strong claws that can grip bark and perch on branches.
Wood Ducks have a unique shape among ducks—a boxy, crested head, a thin neck, and a long, broad tail. In flight, they hold their head up high, sometimes bobbing it. Overall, their silhouette shows a skinny neck, long body, thick tail, and short wings.
nlike most waterfowl, Wood Ducks perch and nest in trees and are comfortable flying through woods. Their broad tail and short, broad wings help make them maneuverable. When swimming, the head jerks back and forth much as a walking pigeon's does. You often see Wood Ducks in small groups (fewer than 20), keeping apart from other waterfowl.
Look for Wood Ducks in wooded swamps, marshes, streams, beaver ponds, and small lakes. They stick to wet areas with trees or extensive cattails. As a cavity nester, Wood Ducks take readily to nest boxes.
Available as Male/Female pairs either Pinioned or Flying
You can request that a wing be clipped by calling 1-800-456-3280
Wood Ducks CANNOT be shipped to Georgia.
I am interested in ordering a pair of wood ducks. Will the juvenile ducks bond and stay around my backyard pond or do i need a completely fenced in aviary? I would prefer a flying pair, but I want to make sure I can keep them around for at least the entire spring/summer. I have a large decorative pond with a screened area for cover and feeding. I am hopeful I can get the ducks to return to the screened area for night time protection. Please advise. Thanks.
They are wild ducks so you would need an enclosed area if wanting them to stay around, even if the birds are pinioned.
we have a hen wood duck that has made our house home, she now lives with our chickens and mallards and we are looking for a male to keep her company. Can you help us or point us in the right direction for locating one? thank you John.
We do not have any available at this time. You can check back in late summer. I'm not sure where else you can find wood ducks.
Will this breed duck breed with other breeds of ducks?
The wood ducks will normally pair off and breed within their own species.
Are these wood ducks full grown or ducklings when you order a pair?
Wood ducks are available as juveniles. They are generally 6-12 months of age when shipped.
Wood DucksWe ordered two of pairs of your wood ducks almost three years ago that were temporarily unable to fly. They stayed around our ponds for a long time but finally left. In the two years since they left we have had a whole series of wood ducks nest in the houses we built at the ponds for them. I think over the course of those two years we have seen upwards of 80 ducklings in our ponds at one time or another. So, we accomplished out goal which was to attract wild wood ducks to the ponds and encourage them to nest there. On some rainy mornings we have had 20-40 adult wood ducks enjoying the pond. So, thank you for the healthy juveniles and the immense enjoyment they have brought us.