Seawatch, 22 December 2015

It was a wet and windy day to close out the 2015 Avalon Seawatch season. Overall, there were 167 species (+14 additional taxa) spotted between September and December from the new location. A huge thank you to everyone who visited and volunteered their time--the count wouldn't be the same without you. Be sure to check out the 2016 Peregrine Observer for official count numbers and a full write-up of the season. Until next year!

Counter: Tom Reed
Total for the day: 2,334
Total birds for the season: 1,030,865

12/22Season Totals
UNDU-SP - Duck Species72,341
BLKI - Black-legged Kittiwake126
BLSC - Black Scoter78150,646
BOGU - Bonaparte's Gull18,589
COLO - Common Loon11,892
DWSC-SP - Surf/Black (Dark-winged) Scoter Species980,430
GBBG - Great Black-backed Gull101,492
GLSC - Greater/Lesser Scaup131,428
HERG - Herring Gull59,928
LAGU - Laughing Gull238,612
LTDU - Long-tailed Duck451,635
NOGA - Northern Gannet1,748152,643
RBGU - Ring-billed Gull3214,521
RBME - Red-breasted Merganser201,421
RTLO - Red-throated Loon233107,333
SCOTER-SP - Scoter Species563,038
SUSC - Surf Scoter124128,519

Seawatch, 21 December 2015

Counter: Tom Reed
Total for the day: 7,489
Total birds for the season: 1,028,531

12/21Season Totals
ABDU - American Black Duck31,875
BLSC - Black Scoter372150,568
BOGU - Bonaparte's Gull5658,588
BUFF - Bufflehead131,201
COGO - Common Goldeneye130
COLO - Common Loon51,891
DWSC-SP - Surf/Black (Dark-winged) Scoter Species380,421
FOTE - Forster's Tern418,316
GBBG - Great Black-backed Gull271,482
GBHE - Great Blue Heron2267
GLSC - Greater/Lesser Scaup211,415
GRSC - Greater Scaup1629
HERG - Herring Gull339,923
LAGU - Laughing Gull2038,610
LESC - Lesser Scaup8914
ALCID-SP - Alcid Species28
LTDU - Long-tailed Duck821,590
NOGA - Northern Gannet5,426150,895
RAZO - Razorbill446
RBGU - Ring-billed Gull13714,489
RBME - Red-breasted Merganser481,401
RTLO - Red-throated Loon350107,100
SCOTER-SP - Scoter Species13563,033
SUSC - Surf Scoter207128,395
WWSC - White-winged Scoter20799

Seawatch, 20 December 2015

Primary Counter, Skye Haas enjoyed his last day as the Bonaparte's Gull show continued Sunday up at the Avalon Seawatch, smashing this season's daily high count record with over 4,000! A Black-legged Kittiwake was an added bonus.
Counter: Skye Haas
Total for the day: 8,008
Total birds for the season: 1,021,042

12/20Season Totals
BLKI - Black-legged Kittiwake125
BLSC - Black Scoter684150,196
BOGU - Bonaparte's Gull4,4008,023
BRAN - Brant26,095
BUFF - Bufflehead231,188
COEI - Common Eider875
COGO - Common Goldeneye129
COLO - Common Loon41,886
DCCO - Double-crested Cormorant25187,823
DWSC-SP - Surf/Black (Dark-winged) Scoter Species11980,418
GBBG - Great Black-backed Gull21,455
GRCO - Great Cormorant2106
HERG - Herring Gull1219,890
HOME - Hooded Merganser6111
LAGU - Laughing Gull238,590
LBBG - Lesser Black-backed Gull261
LTDU - Long-tailed Duck1511,508
NOGA - Northern Gannet249145,469
RAZO - Razorbill142
RBGU - Ring-billed Gull62814,352
RBME - Red-breasted Merganser191,353
RTLO - Red-throated Loon559106,750
SCOTER-SP - Scoter Species69262,898
SNGO - Snow Goose2282,537
SUSC - Surf Scoter45128,188
UNDU - Duck Species192,334
WWSC - White-winged Scoter15779