21 April

Bonaparte’s Gull and Cackling goose. Today’s migration was maybe not so intense as it been the days before, but it still was very interesting. First push of Bonaparte’s gull was very pleasant. With many flock within a kilometer. Large flocks of Cackling goose filled the sky and today’s count is the best so far for the season. Flock of 50-200 shorebirds (mainly Western sandpiper) flew by just some hundred meters from the coast. Counting time: 06:00-14:00. 43 species of seabird counted. Weather today was cloudy with some showers later around noon. Visibility mostly good (5-10 km) temporarily moderate (2-5 km).

Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)
Bird species list:
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 127
Brant (Branta bernicla) 1058
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 1895
Northern Shoveler (Anas clypeata) 25
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 3
Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) 488
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 3
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 1446
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) 24
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 6
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 4
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 463
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) 3597
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 301
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 2
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 3
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) 227
Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) 145
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 79
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) 87
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 111
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 38
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 7
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 16
Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa) 9
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 2
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 311
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 1765
Western/Least Sandpiper 3950
Dowitcher sp. 372
Red-necked Phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) 32
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 3890
Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) 107
Marbled Murrulet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) 21
Rhinocerous Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) 30
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 2
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 1375
Mew Gull (Larus canus) 6
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 412
California Gull (Larus californicus) 563
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) 71
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 53
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 201
Whale species list:
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) 2

2 thoughts on “21 April

    • Thank you! The last few days has been quite slow though but we’re hoping for some good days ahead. Also, we’ll have to arrange to come by Beaver Creek soon! Regards


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