Avalon Seawatch, 12 October 2016

     This morning started off nice and busy with over 2,000 birds within the first two hours of daylight.  This whole week thus far has shown an influx of waterbirds migrating south. Since the beginning of the season three weeks ago, we have counted 76,143 birds and more than half of that total was counted in just the past few days!

     Surf Scoter (3,544) and Black Scoters (1,651) flew close inshore all day long allowing everyone to get good looks at their distinctive features. Double Crested Cormorants (6,102) are still on the move as well as Laughing Gulls (478) and Forster's Terns (130). Below is a breakdown of the species counted today and their season totals.

     Fall is here and birds are on the move! Tomorrow is forecasted to be another beautiful sunny day so come join us at the seawatching shack, sunrise to sunset, at 8th and 9th street beach in Avalon.

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