Waterbird Count, April 1

Waterbirds were back to the same old species again. Most interesting sightings today were of passerines — two Snow Buntings heading north over the Straits and five Eastern Meadowlarks who seemed like they were going to cross the Straits but decided to turn around.

Canada Goose – 1
Greater Scaup – 1
Greater/Lesser Scaup – 1
White-winged Scoter – 5
Long-tailed Duck – 438
Bufflehead – 1
Common Goldeneye – 15
Common Merganser – 16
Red-breasted Merganser – 169
Unidentified duck sp. – 215

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 1
Northern Harrier – 1
Bald Eagle – 5
Red-shouldered Hawk – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 1