Waterbird Count, May 11 (Evening Census)

With the cloud cover receded from the previous days, spotting birds in the west was far more difficult.  However, even the setting sun was not enough to hide some nice additions to the evening census:  Common Terns, Great Blue Heron, and Mallard.  The mergansers, Long-tailed Ducks and cormorants were still omnipresent as they have been in the day, in addition to White-winged Scoters passing through.  As the evening censuses continue to accrue more species to the lists, I’m hopeful it may soon yield a species yet to be documented in the morning counts.

Mallard – 1
White-winged Scoter – 4
Long-tailed Duck – 262
Common Merganser – 5
Red-breasted Merganser – 162
Double-crested Cormorant – 19
duck sp. – 10
Common Tern – 2

Other Species:
Great Blue Heron – 1

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