Waterbird Count, August 31

An action packed morning produced the highest number of Red-necked Grebes I’ve had so far, with 240 birds. The grebes were almost entirely flying in and then landing on the water. I had a nice diversity of ducks, with the first American Wigeons of the season. Only other sighting of particular note was 6 Sanderling flying east.

Canada Goose – 8
American Wigeon – 3
Blue-winged Teal – 1
Redhead – 1
White-winged Scoter – 1
Common Merganser – 3
Common Loon – 14
Horned Grebe – 2
Red-necked Grebe – 240
Double-crested Cormorant – 72

Turkey Vulture – 1
Bald Eagle – 4
Merlin – 1
Sanderling – 6

Monarch – 8