Avalon Seawatch, 4 November 2016

    The morning sky was full of chaos, with Northern Gannets, Red Throated Loons, and shorebirds flying in all directions. Surf and Black Scoters were very distant at first but moved closer into view by the end of the day. Today's total count came in at 20,222 birds! Attached is a more comprehensive list of today's sightings and the seasons totals.

SpeciesCount todaySeason totalSeason maximum
American Oystercatcher122434910/24/2016
Black Duck1569424610/24/2016
Black Scoter7022501951217411/1/2016
Canada Goose533512510/24/2016
Common Eider221410/30/2016
Common Loon1295737610/24/2016
Double-crested Cormorant42371012041015110/11/2016
duck sp.4251710/31/2016
Forster's Tern213404749010/6/2016
Great Black-backed Gull125314810/21/2016
Great Egret171115410/22/2016
Greater / Lesser Scaup61213111/2/2016
Greater Scaup11885111/1/2016
Green-winged Teal (American)324195175810/27/2016
Herring Gull1572910010/21/2016
Laughing Gull30215718159211/1/2016
Lesser Scaup10732511/1/2016
Long-tailed Duck2231211/1/2016
Northern Gannet110416642532011/1/2016
Northern Pintail6189066810/18/2016
Parasitic Jaeger21312010/27/2016
Red-breasted Merganser1391611/1/2016
Red-throated Loon361148536111/4/2016
Royal Tern11125124011/1/2016
Ruddy Duck15410/2/2016
scoter sp.6811447582511/1/2016
Snow Goose1171310/29/2016
Surf Scoter4127579131031011/1/2016
Surf/Black Scoter249412633411511/1/2016
Wood Duck3252320711/1/2016

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