Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

Research & Monitoring

Waterbird Watch - Fall 2015

Top 10 species tallies and grand total for this fall's WGLBBO Waterbird Watch, on the Lake Michigan shore in Ozaukee County:

  • Red-breasted Merganser – 100,658
  • Ring-billed Gull – 22,238
  • Herring Gull– 10,670
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 6,455
  • Canada Goose – 4,687
  • Mallard – 2,545
  • Bonaparte's Gull – 2,014
  • Pine Siskin – 1,668
  • Lesser Scaup – 1,580
  • Redhead – 786

Total for all species – 164,991

Thanks to Calvin Brennan for his good work again this fall!

The Waterbird Watch starts again on March 1, 2016