Spectacled eider (Somateria fischeri)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Spectacled eiders are large sea ducks, 52 to 56 centimeters long (20 to 22 inches). In the winter and spring, adult males are in breeding plumage with a black chest, white back, and pale green head with a long, sloping forehead and white patches resembling spectacles around the eyes. During the late summer and fall, males are entirely mottled brown. Females and juveniles are mottled brown year�round with pale brown eye patches.

  • States/US Territories in which the Spectacled eider, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska
  • US Counties in which the Spectacled eider, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Spectacled eider, Wherever found is known to occur:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge
  • Countries in which the the Spectacled eider, Wherever found is known to occur:  Russia
  • Additional species information
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
05/10/1993 Alaska Region (Region 7) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
04/19/2000 65 FR 20938 20939 Extension of Comment Periods on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
07/31/2000 65 FR 46684 46685 Notice of Public Hearing on Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
05/08/1992 57 FR 19852 19856 ETWP; Proposed Rule to list Spectacled Eider as Threatened and Notice of 12-month Finding for a Petition to List Two Alaskan Eiders as Endangered; 57 FR 19852 19856
02/08/2000 65 FR 6114 6131 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider
02/06/2001 66 FR 9146 9185 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider; Final Rule
09/14/2016 81 FR 63160 90-Day Findings on 10 Petitions; Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews.
04/07/2010 75 FR 17760 17761 Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri): Initiation of 5-Year Status Review; request for information.
08/24/2000 65 FR 51577 51578 Extension of Comment Periods and Notice of Availability of Draft Economic Analyses on Proposed Critical Habitat Determinations for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
04/25/1991 56 FR 19073 19074 ETWP; 90-Findings and Commencement of Status Reviews for a Petition to List the Steller's and Spectacled Eiders as Endangered; 56 FR 19073 19074
07/05/2000 65 FR 41404 41405 Extension of Comment Periods on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
05/10/1993 58 FR 27474 27480 ETWP; Final Rule to List Spectacled Eider as Threatened

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
08/12/1996 Spectacled Eider View Implementation Progress Final
12/30/2007 Spectacled Eider Recovery Taks List December 2007 View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/07/2010 75 FR 17760 17761 Spectacled Eider (Somateria fischeri): Initiation of 5-Year Status Review; request for information.
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
08/26/2010 Spectacled Eider 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
02/06/2001 66 FR 9146 9185 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider; Final Rule Final Rule Final designated
08/24/2000 65 FR 51577 51578 Extension of Comment Periods and Notice of Availability of Draft Economic Analyses on Proposed Critical Habitat Determinations for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider Proposed Rule Not Required
02/08/2000 65 FR 6114 6131 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Spectacled eider.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

» Other Resources

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