Scan the surface of Lake Michigan, and you may find one of these small ducks feeding with others of its flock. The Blue-winged Teal is a common summer resident of Illinois and is identifiable by the blue streak found on the front edge of her wings.
This bird is subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and remains under the stewardship of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be borrowed for wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, scientific, or educational purposes. There may be limits on other, non-educational uses. Please contact us if you have any questions.