Saturday, August 9, 2014

Whitefish Point Waterbird Count

This fall (August 15-November 15) I'll be conducting the waterbird count at Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Whitefish Point is the premier spot on the Great Lakes for waterbird migration with 75-100,000 being counted during most fall migrations.  Among the large numbers of Long-tailed Ducks and Red-necked Grebes that migrate by the point each fall; there is a chance for Sabine's Gulls or any of the Jaegers.  And if that's not enough almost any vagrant has the potential to show up at the point; crazy birds such as Lucy's Warbler and Common Ground-Dove have been seen.   Needless to say, it will be an interesting fall.

Visit the Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Waterbirds' blog to keep up with the bird sightings at the point this fall!

Here are some pics of a few of the species that will be flyin' by the point:

Long-tailed Duck-
Black Scoter
Common Loon
Surf Scoter


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