Seawatch, 8 November 2015

Sunday was a fabulous day to spend up in Avalon, with a very strong flight of Northern Gannets (this season's single-day record) and both Humpback and Finback Whales off-shore. We saw the first big movement of Red-throated Loons and duck diversity certainly picked up.
Counter: Skye Haas
Total for the day: 33,439
Total birds for the season: 443,053

One of a couple Humpback Whales seen from the Avalon Seawatch. [Photo by Jesse Amesbury.]

11/08Season Totals

ABDU - American Black Duck34571
AMGO - American Goldfinch427
AMOY - American Oystercatcher18441
AMWI - American Wigeon4174

BARS - Barn Swallow39
BBPL - Black-bellied Plover381,474
BLSC - Black Scoter87729,132
BOGU - Bonaparte's Gull23129
BRAN - Brant2142,981
BUFF - Bufflehead179264
COEI - Common Eider412
COLO - Common Loon26914
DCCO - Double-crested Cormorant8,119168,104
DUNL - Dunlin6351,600
DWSC-SP - Surf/Black (Dark-winged) Scoter Species3,21126,004
FOTE - Forster's Tern46315,539
GBBG - Great Black-backed Gull14831
GBHE - Great Blue Heron3165
GLSC - Greater/Lesser Scaup115804
GRCO - Great Cormorant270
GREG - Great Egret67540
GRSC - Greater Scaup10169
GWTE - Green-winged Teal1773,884
HERG - Herring Gull3833,478
KILL - Killdeer18
LAGU - Laughing Gull1,11627,693
LESC - Lesser Scaup153532
LTDU - Long-tailed Duck1094
MALL - Mallard941
NOFL - Northern Flicker126
NOGA - Northern Gannet13,70756,664
NOPI - Northern Pintail41,009
PAJA - Parasitic Jaeger13556
RBGU - Ring-billed Gull29693
RBME - Red-breasted Merganser26107
REKN - Red Knot3198
ROYT - Royal Tern312,262
RTLO - Red-throated Loon6432,099
RUTU - Ruddy Turnstone592
RWBL - Red-winged Blackbird415
SAND - Sanderling152,347
SBDO - Short-billed Dowitcher212
SCOTER-SP - Scoter Species14317,960
SUSC - Surf Scoter2,54558,741
UDEJ - Dark-eyed Junco38
UNDU - Duck Species1471,382
UNSB - Shorebird Species30528
UNSO - Unidentified Songbird1135
WESA - Western Sandpiper934
WODU - Wood Duck140649
WTSP - White-throated Sparrow12
WWSC - White-winged Scoter2597

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