April 28th Waterbird Count Summary

Weather –

Still feeling the effect of winter here in the straits. 0C at the beginning of the count with a north wind blowing at 29-38kph. 2 foot waves coming to shore at McGulpin.

Waterbird Notes –

Pretty solid flight of waterbirds today. (35)COLO moved through the straits and an additional (5) loon sp.

Non- waterbird Notes –

Raptors were on the move as well making use of the western crossing of the straits. NOHA (3) adult males crossed together. (3) SSHA were seen crossing, but one kept coming back after venturing only halfway across the straits.




Burns Harbor east bound 6:38, Kaye E. Barker east bound 9:50, Innovation east bound at 1:20 and Algoma Sault west bound at 1:20.

Visitors –

Several groups from the Petoskey Audubon Society stopped by.

Total observer hours – 8.0

Next days forecast –

Sunny, with a high near 48. Light northwest wind becoming west 10 to 15 mph in the morning.

Todays tally is posted on eBird here.

Total Species: 32

Total Count : 903

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