Waterbird Count, September 15

Nice weather today, but unfortunately as it often happens, it was slow with waterbirds. I hardly saw a waterbird after the 4th hour, but there were a good amount of raptors migrating at least. I’ve been happy to see Red-throated Loons the past few days as I hardly got to see that species in the spring.

Canada Goose – 35
American Wigeon – 1
Redhead – 29
Common Merganser – 4
duck sp. – 3
Red-throated Loon – 1
Common Loon – 5
loon sp. – 1
Red-necked Grebe – 4
Double-crested Cormorant – 40
Great Blue Heron – 1

Turkey Vulture – 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 10
Cooper’s Hawk – 1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk – 5
Bald Eagle – 25
Broad-winged Hawk – 8
Red-tailed Hawk – 3
Buteo sp. – 2
falcon sp. – 1

Monarch – 5