22 April

Today was the first day since we came here that felt kind of slow. Generally, migration went further away from the coast today than before. Pacific loons did a push in the morning and again before lunch, however only in moderate numbers. Migrating Bonaparte’s gulls were seen during most of the time but in lower numbers than yesterday. Counting time: 06:00-12:00. 42 species of seabird counted. Winds from the north during the morning, around 5 m/s (11mph) brought a few showers. Around noon, as most days, the wind increased and the clouds dispersed.

Incoming bad weather
Bird species list:
Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) 33
Brant (Branta bernicla) 56
Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii) 691
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Green-winged Teal (Anas carolinensis) 5
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 7
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 363
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta deglandi) 12
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 2
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 3
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 393
Pacific Loon (Gavia pacifica) 5154
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 177
Loon sp. 130
Red-necked Grebe (Podiceps grisegena) 19
Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) 19
Sooty Shearwater (Puffinus griseus) 1
Brandt’s Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penicillatus) 231
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 157
Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus) 121
Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) 30
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 28
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 6
Whimbrel (Numenius phaeopus) 3
Dunlin (Calidris alpina) 127
Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri) 90
Western/Least Sandpiper 470
Dowitcher sp. 68
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1960
Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba) 46
Marbled Murrulet (Brachyramphus marmoratus) 20
Rhinocerous Auklet (Cerorhinca monocerata) 4
Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) 2
Bonaparte’s Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia) 797
Western Gull (Larus occidentalis) 290
California Gull (Larus californicus) 319
American Herring Gull (Larus smithsonianus) 13
Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens) 47
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia) 114
Whale species list:
Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena)  5

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