Waterbird count begins Aug. 20

Today was the first day of the waterbird count with our new counter Aspen Ellis, from Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was a slow start as expected. We are again using Dunkadoo on a tablet to enter data for each days sightings so you can look at what is being seen by going to:dunkadoo.org and click on “Explore” on their home page, then click on the flag marked Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch and you can see what waterbirds are being seen. Or you might try: https://dunkadoo.org/explore/mackinac-straits-raptor-watch/mackinac-straits-waterbirds-fall-2017

Stop by McGulpin Point and you can get some first hand looks at what is in the Straits. today we had some nice looks at Red-necked Grebe, Common Loon and a Great Egret flying south across the Straits.