Spatula clypeata | northern shoveler | koloa moha

Regular Migrant

The koloa moha commonly migrates between Hawaiʻi and North America where it is known as the Northern shoveler due to its distinctively long, thick bill. Males have green heads with yellow eyes and black bills, while females have orange bills and a mottled brown body. Look for their hidden blue wing patches in both sexes when in flight.

The map below shows birding trails where you might see this bird. Learn more by visiting our species profile page for koloa moha.

Native Birds of Hawaiʻi