Boiler Bay Seawatch

18 April

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Great movements on geese today. Total over 10 000 geese counted. Good numbers were also counted by Teals, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoter, shorebirds and Caspian tern. Good species counted were Snow goose, Ring-necked duck and Eared grebe. Counting time: 06:05-14:35. 50 species of seabirds counted. Weather was sunny, fairly good visibility and moderate to weak wind from north.

Greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) and snow goose (Chen caerulescens)
Bird species list:
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 9141
Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens) 1
Brant (Branta bernicla) 740
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 293
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 9
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 81
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 10
Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) 611
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 8
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 370
Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis) 1
Scaup sp. 3
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 3040
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) 71
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 12
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 1
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 37
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 27
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) 813
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 414
Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus) 2
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 49
Eared Grebe (Podiceps nigricollis) 1
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 116
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) 23
Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) 80
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 174
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) 211
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 152
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 293
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 6
Plover sp. 2
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 18
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 22
Long-billed Curlew (Numenius americanus) 12
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 19
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 314
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 1
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 100
Western/Least Sandpiper 136
Dowitcher sp. 148
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 8530
Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) 78
Marbled Murrulet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) 38
Rhinocerous Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) 2
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 2
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 85
Mew Gull (Larus canus) 46
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 29
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 279
California Gull (Larus californicus) 270
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) 200
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 81
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 517
Whale species list:
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) 2
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