Waterbird Count, April 28

A decrease in Long-tailed Ducks today and to a lesser extent Red-breasted Mergansers as well. White-winged Scoters are still going strong. Only sighting of note was the largest flock of Common Goldeneyes that I’ve had yet, with 15 birds.

Canada Goose – 2
Mallard – 2
Redhead – 103
White-winged Scoter – 56
Unidentified scoter sp. – 2
Long-tailed Duck – 52
Common Goldeneye – 19
Common Merganser – 18
Red-breasted Merganser – 68
Unidentified duck sp. – 3
Common Loon – 14
Horned Grebe – 3
Double-Crested Cormorant – 58
Bonaparte’s Gull – 25

Others:
Turkey Vulture – 19
Osprey – 5
Golden Eagle – 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk – 8
Bald Eagle – 2
Broad-winged Hawk – 33
Red-tailed Hawk – 2
Sandhill Crane – 1
Merlin – 1

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