Boiler Bay Seawatch

13 april

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First day at Bolier Bay started of calm with small numbers of Surf Scoter, Loons, Auks and Gulls. Counting time 06:00 – 11:30, 25 species of seabirds counted. Weather; sunny in the morning with increasing cloudiness during noon. Wind, calm 5 m/s (11mph) from south/southwest.

Western Gull (Larus occidentalis)
Bird species list:
Brant (Branta bernicla) 1
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 46
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 1
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 1171
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) 27
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 43
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 10
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 238
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) 27
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 10
Loon sp. 49
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 24
Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) 144
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 188
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) 65
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 244
Western/Least Sandpiper (Calidris mauri/minutilla) 120
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 534
Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) 29
Marbled Murrulet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) 5
Rhinocerous Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) 5
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 3
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 464
California Gull (Larus californicus) 44
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) 39
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 29
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 5
 Whale species list:
 None
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