Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Fall 2016 Waterbird Watch Counts Update

Updated totals as of Oct 20:

143 species total of which 61 are waterbirds. 35,359 total birds. 

Here is the top ten:

  • Ring-billed Gull - 9,242
  • Double-crested Cormorant - 8,593
  • Canada Goose - 4,170
  • Red-breasted Merganser - 2,686
  • Herring Gull - 1,871
  • Blue-winged Teal - 1,832
  • Barn Swallow - 1,147
  • Mallard - 918
  • Green-winged Teal - 388
  • Northern Pintail - 320

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