Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)

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Listing Status:   

General Information

43-47 cm. Smallish marine duck with squarish head and angular bill; breeding plumage male unmistakable (in eclipse blackish with white secondary coverts); 1st winter male brown with faint suggestion of male head markings - blackish throat and collar; female red-brown with blue tertials (except 1st winter when brown) and whitish inner webs. Most female-type plumages show pale eye ring. Flight fast with rapid beats; male shows white forewing and trailing edge, female has thin white wing bar and trailing edge.

  • States/US Territories in which the Steller's Eider, AK breeding pop. is known to or is believed to occur:  Alaska
  • US Counties in which the Steller's Eider, AK breeding pop. is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Steller's Eider, AK breeding pop. is known to occur:  Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Becharof National Wildlife Refuge, Izembek National Wildlife Refuge  ... Show All Refuges
  • Countries in which the the Steller's Eider, AK breeding pop. is known to occur:  Russia
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1997-06-11 Alaska Region (Region 7) U.S. Alaska breeding population only

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2002-05-28 00:00:00.0 67 FR 36915 Draft Recovery Plan for the Alaska-Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)
1992-05-08 00:00:00.0 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
2000-08-24 00:00:00.0 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
2000-07-31 00:00:00.0 65 FR 46684 46685 Notice of Public Hearing on Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
2003-04-23 00:00:00.0 68 FR 20020 20021 Availability of the Recovery Plan for the Alaska-Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)
1997-06-11 00:00:00.0 62 FR 31748 31757 ETWP; Threatened Status for the Alaska Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider
1996-02-28 00:00:00.0 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
1994-11-15 00:00:00.0 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
2016-09-14 00:00:00.0 81 FR 63160 90-Day Findings on 10 Petitions; Notice of petition findings and initiation of status reviews.
1994-07-14 00:00:00.0 59 FR 35896 35900 ETWP; Proposed Rule to List Alaska Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider
1991-04-25 00:00:00.0 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
2001-02-02 00:00:00.0 66 FR 8850 8884 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alaska-Breeding Population of Steller's Eider; Final Rule
2000-03-13 00:00:00.0 65 FR 13262 13284 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Steller's Eider
2000-07-05 00:00:00.0 65 FR 41404 41405 Extension of Comment Periods on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider
2000-04-19 00:00:00.0 65 FR 20938 20939 Extension of Comment Periods on Proposed Critical Habitat for the Spectacled Eider and Steller's Eider

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2007-05-30 Steller's Eider Recovery Task List May 2007 View Implementation Progress Final
2002-09-30 Recovery Plan for the Alaska-Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2002-05-28 67 FR 36915 Draft Recovery Plan for the Alaska-Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
2003-04-23 68 FR 20020 20021 Availability of the Recovery Plan for the Alaska-Breeding Population of the Steller's Eider (Polysticta stelleri)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
2001-02-02 66 FR 8850 8884 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Determination of Critical Habitat for the Alaska-Breeding Population of Steller's Eider; Final Rule Final Rule Final designated
2000-08-24 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
2000-03-13 65 FR 13262 13284 Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for the Steller's 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 Steller's Eider.

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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