The Black-bellied Whistling Duck is a year round resident of Port Aransas.

About the Black-bellied Whistling Duck

Its long neck, long legs, black belly, red bill, and white wing patch make it a distinctive-looking waterfowl.

The northern race of Black-bellied Whistling Duck breeds from southern Texas through coastal Mexico and Central America. Pairs most often partner for life and share the responsibilities of incubation and brood rearing. Nests are usually located in tree cavities, nest boxes or on the ground in grassy areas or under brush or cacti near water.

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks