Waterbird Count, April 14

Three new species for the season and good numbers today as well. New additions were Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, and Lesser Scaup. I almost had another new species but couldn’t resolve a group of 16 Trumpeter/Tundra Swans that were just too far out on the water. Among non-waterbirds, new for the year was a Barn Swallow flying east along the beach.

Canada Goose – 148
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan – 16
Unidentified swan sp. – 3
Wood Duck – 1
Mallard – 19
Northern Pintail – 3
Green-winged Teal – 4
Redhead – 237
Greater Scaup – 2
Lesser Scaup – 2
White-winged Scoter – 25
Long-tailed Duck – 178
Common Merganser – 29
Red-breasted Merganser – 96
Unidentified duck sp. – 40
Common Loon – 5
Red-necked Grebe – 2
Double-crested Cormorant – 31

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 111
Northern Harrier – 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 1
Bald Eagle – 1
Red-tailed Hawk – 49
Rough-legged Hawk – 2
Sandhill Crane – 1
Snowy Owl – 1