Waterbird Count – 18 October

Another warm day today with south winds. It was pretty quiet in terms of bird movement, aside from several hundred crows crossing south over the straits. Several species of ducks were moving, but all in small numbers.

Canada Goose – 55
Mallard – 4
Redhead – 10
Aythya sp. – 35
Surf Scoter – 3
White-winged Scoter – 9
Long-tailed Duck – 10
Bufflehead – 1
Common Merganser – 5
Duck sp. – 15
Common Loon – 4
Loon sp. – 1
Horned Grebe – 4
Double-crested Cormorant – 41
Ring-billed Gull – 19
Herring Gull – 3

Other species:
Turkey Vulture – 25
Northern Harrier – 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 4
American Kestrel – 2
American Crow – 432
Common Raven – 1
Black-capped Chickadee – 4
Tufted Titmouse – 1