Glacier's Hot Ducks nest in the coldest places!

By Robert Lucke

Everyone going to Glacier National Park wants to see a grizzly bear or at least a moose or an elk. But few people know about the rare abundance of harlequin ducks that can be seen in the early spring on upper McDonald Creek from about the Lake McDonald Falls to Avalanche campground.

These amazing small ducks get their name harlequin because they are brightly spotted and look for all the world like they are dressed in a clown costume.

The Glacier National Park colony of harlequins is most amazing because they winter in Puget Sound, the Seattle sea port, all winter long. About th...

 
 
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