Avalon Seawatch, 24 November 2016

     Thanksgiving morning revealed over 10,000 birds by 8 AM. The visibility was perfectly clear with light winds coming from the south and temperatures rising to the low 50s. In the afternoon there was a short drizzle and a rainbow but that didn't stop the birds from flying south.

     Today's count totaled in at over 38,000 birds! It marked the new season peak for Northern Gannets, Red Throated Loons, and Black Scoters. Our season total, of 63 days of counting, is just under 650,000 birds! Also of note, a Minke Whale was spotted less than a mile offshore!

     To view our data live as it is entered throughout the day view, http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionCapeMayBirdObservatory/MigrationMonitoringProjects/LiveData.aspx . Or visit the seawatch any day, sunrise to sunset, at 8th and 9th street beach in Avalon.

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