Seabird Fall Census on Taylor Beach

Since I usually walk with my dog  every day on Taylor Beach especially in the fall and winter, I am always seeing the seabirds which overwinter, diving for and feeding on forage- fish close to shore . This page will document the numbers of birds within approx 100 m of the shoreline.

Sectors:

North cliffs to Sir J. Douglas rock=1 Sir J. Douglas Rock to Taylor Road=2 Taylor Road to Sherwood Pond=3

 

BUHE SUSC WEGR HOGR COLO PALO COME GLGU HEGU RELO
buffle head surf Scoter western grebe horned Grebe common loon pacific loon common merganser glaucous -winged gull Heer- anns gull Red Necked Loon
Date
2014
sect BUHE SUSC WEGR HOGR COLO PALO
Oct29 1 20 0 6 0 0 0 20 80 —-
Oct30 1,2  20 25  2 0–> —- —- —- —- —- —-
Oct31 1,2,3 45 50  1 0–> —- —- —- —- —- —-
 Nov1 1 50 30  0 0–> —- —- —- —- —- —-
 Nov2  1,2,3 -0 0  0 0–> —- —- —- —- —- —-
Nov3  1 6  0 0–> —- —- —- 1 —- —-
Nov 5  3 75 0  0 0–> —- —- —- —- —- —-
Nov 7  1,2 160 20  0 2 2 0 10 3 0 —-
Nov8*  1,2 175 10 0 2 2 0 98 4 0 —-
Nov 9 1 100 10 0 6 2 0 100 —- —- —-
Nov10* 1 20  0  0 0 0 0 0 —- —- —-
—- —-

*Nov 8 Notes: Nov 8 The buffleheads are usually in 2 groups, today the Common Mergansers had several males as well as the majority of females. They made 1 pass, swimming in formation from the cliffs down along the shore to Taylor road, then they flew back again presumably to do it again.

Nov 10 Notes: Today a brisk cold outflow wind from the NE.. Mt Baker visible. possibly birds are in more sheltered locations today.

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