The first week of the MSRW Waterbird Count has come to a close! Weather is still warm in the straits but migration is well underway. Over 500 migrating Red-necked Grebes have been counted so far! Most waterbird activity has occurred on two separate days of North winds.
Common Loons have been observed in small numbers, and it won’t be long before Red-throated Loons are passing through as well.
Other highlights include an immature Parasitic Jaeger spotted from McGulpin Point on 8/26/22. The bird offered exciting views, attacking numerous gulls before continuing on its journey. A male Long-tailed Duck also made a very early appearance on 8/21/22.