bird survey

Christmas Bird Count 12/16/17

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A brief trip around the head of Resurrection Bay aboard the M/V Dora netted 35 species and 1080 individual birds for the marine portion of the 2017 Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count, Seward, Alaska:

Trumpeter Swan 2, Mallard 1, Harlequin Duck 69, Long-tailed Duck 3, Surf Scoter 52, Bufflehead 47, Common Goldeneye 7, Barrow's Goldeneye 310, Common Merganser 26, Red-breasted Merganser 56, Pacific Loon 4, Common Loon 13, Yellow-billed Loon 2, Horned Grebe 71, Red-necked Grebe 8, Pelagic Cormorant 49, Great Blue Heron 7, Bald Eagle 28, Rock Sandpiper 19, Dunlin 1, Black-legged Kittiwake 1, Mew Gull 51, Herring Gull 13, Thayer's Gull 1, Glaucous Gull 2, Glaucous-winged Gull 31, Common Murre 5, Marbled Murrelet 137, Rock Pigeon 29, Belted Kingfisher 2, Northern Shrike 1, Black-billed Magpie 10, American Crow 18, Common Raven 3, Song Sparrow 1