Endangered Species Program
Conserving the Nature of America

Featured Species | Steller's Eider (5:10)

Host: Sarah Leon with Karen Laing

Steller's Eider (click to view larger)
Steller's eider
Photo credit: Laura L. Whitehouse


Status: Threatened/ Listed on June 11, 1997
Scientific Name: Polysticta stelleri
Description: Steller's eiders are the least abundant of the eider species. The global population is estimated to have declined approximately 50 percent (400,000 to 220,000) since the 1960s.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011