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Final Waterbird Watch Tally Spring 2015

Top Migrants to Date (Since March 1st)

  • Long-tailed Duck – 42,053
  • Red-breasted Merganser – 33,138
  • Bonaparte's Gull – 17,498
  • Double-crested Cormorant – 16,409
  • Greater Scaup – 12,990
  • Herring Gull – 9,428
  • Ring-billed Gull – 7,935
  • Common Tern – 4,992
  • Caspian Tern – 4,830
  • Mallard – 4,425
  • Lesser Scaup – 3,738
  • Canada Goose – 2,314
  • Green-winged Teal – 1,955
  • Common Loon – 1,883
  • Common Goldeneye – 1,786
  • Redhead – 1,359
  • Gadwall – 1,018

Total for all species – 186,266

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