Waterbird Count 8/25/2018-8/27/2018

http://wisconsinsteam.com/ph-permissive-system/ Hello everyone,

that site My name is Kyle Wiktor, I will be the Waterbird counter for the Fall 2018 season at the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch.  I am from Illinois, and I’m looking forward to witnessing the fall migration here in northern Michigan.

Here are the total counts of migrating species from this survey from the past 3 days.

8/25

Canada Goose – 3

Double-crested Cormorant – 18

Great Blue Heron – 2

Bald Eagle – 3 (all adult)

Ring-billed Gull – 18

Herring Gull – 3

Caspian Tern – 1

Belted Kingfisher – 5

Tree Swallow – 6

Also a total or 41 Monarch Butterflies were counted migrating across the strait, this does not include any that were just flying around the immediate area.

This list can also be viewed via eBird here… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48069164

8/26

Common Merganser – 1

Red-breasted Merganser – 1

Common Loon – 3

Red-necked Grebe – 6

Double-crested Cormorant – 165

Great Blue Heron – 3

Great Egret – 6

Bald Eagle – 4  (1 2nd year, 3 adult)

Spotted Sandpiper – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 37

Herring Gull – 9

Ruby-throated Hummingbird – 1

Belted Kingfisher – 1

Tree Swallow – 2

Monarch Butterfly – 8

This list via eBird… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48091200

8/27

Canada Goose – 22

Common Merganser – 1

Common Loon – 2

Double-crested Cormorant – 79

Spotted Sandpiper – 1

Ring-billed Gull – 35

Herring Gull – 1

Caspian Tern – 1

Belted Kingfisher – 1

Monarch Butterfly – 13

Today’s list on eBird… https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48111641