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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory fall 2014 WATERBIRD WATCH final tally
Calvin Brennan staffed our Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory autumn 2014 Waterbird Watch, at Harrington Beach State Park, from early September through November 21st. During that time he tallied a total of 159,310 individuals of 174 species or other taxa. Highlights included massive flights of Red-breasted Mergansers and Double-crested Cormorants, a total of 37 species of waterfowl; plus 1,261 Common Loons; 1,155 Horned Grebes; 10 Parasitic Jaegers; 11 species of larids; and more than 125 species of landbirds. Thanks to Calvin for his excellent work. He is currently back home in Michigan, but we expect him to return for another season, starting in early March 2015. Stop by our observation blind near the rocky point in Harrington Beach SP after March 1st, and say hello.