This southern duck is known in B.C. from a single historical record. California populations of this species, which are presumably the origin of the individuals that occurred in B.C., have declined precipitously during the past century and today are nearly extirpated from the state. As such, it is highly unlikely that any additional observations of this bird will be made in this province.
1.(11) adults; September 20, 1905; Port Alberni
(Toochin and Fenneman 2008).