The Ruddy Duck makes their winter home in Port A at the pond in the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center as well as along the Corpus Christi Bay shorelines. The dense marsh vegetation near water is where you’ll find them nesting.

About the Ruddy Duck

A typical brood contains 5 to 15 ducklings. The adult male has a rust-red body, a blue bill and a white face with a black cap. The females have a grey-brown body with a greyish face with a darker bill, cap and a cheek stripe.

Ruddy Duck, swimming