What We Do Waterbird Watch
Red-breasted Merganser by Kate Redmond
Calvin’s totals for the recently-completed fall season once again describe the massive movement of birds past our study site location. Totals for each species are:
Total for all migrants - 186,972 (This is a final, overall tally.)
Highlights for this fall:
Multiple Pomarine Jaegers, Parasitic Jaegers, a Swainson’s Hawk, several Black-legged Kittiwakes and Franklin's Gulls. It was once thought that jaegers were not reliably present along the western Lake Michigan shore; our watch data shows that to have been an incorrect assumption.