Saturday, June 21, 2014

WGLBBO Waterbird Watch results for spring of 2014

The Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory conducted another season of its Waterbird Watch this spring (2014).

Some results: Waterbird Watch Technician Jonathan Stein was present at the watch location at Harrington Beach State Park in Ozaukee County, on 55 dates. He started on March 7, and ended on May 23.

103,592 individuals of 168 species were counted. The top 13 species with their totals are listed below:

Red-breasted Merganser: 26,173
Greater Scaup: 16,286
Long-tailed Duck: 11,306
Bonaparte's Gull: 9,768
Double-crested Cormorant: 8,220
Herring Gull: 7,698
Common Goldeneye: 1,729
Redhead: 1,688
Ring-billed Gull: 1,625
Tree Swallow: 1,586
Mallard: 1,335
Canada Goose: 1,239
Red-winged Blackbird: 1,163

The Waterbird Watch will start again on September 1st.

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