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Trip out on the Bay: 2-28-19

Posted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:58 am
by lani
Glen Seaman led a boat trip on the upper bay on Thursday (28th) with a few birders. What a beautiful sunny day out on the Bay, visiting Halibut Cove Lagoon and on up into Bear Cove. Fantastic birds!

The 29 species we saw:
PACIFIC LOON
YELLOW-BILLED LOON
COMMON LOON
HORNED GREBE
PELAGIC CORMORANT
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
BLACK SCOTER
SURF SCOTER
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BUFFLEHEAD
MALLARD
COMMON GOLDENEYE
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE (est. 300+)
RED-BREASTED MERGANSER
COMMON MERGANSER
LONG-TAILED DUCK
MEW GULL
GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL
COMMON MURRE
MARBLED MURRELET
KITTLITZ'S MURRELET (uncommon in winter)
PIGEON GUILLEMOT
ROCK SANDPIPER (Homer Harbor)
BALD EAGLE
BELTED KINGFISHER
BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE
NORTHWESTERN CROW
COMMON RAVEN
SONG SPARROW (Homer Harbor)

A huge thanks to Glen (Seaman's Ecotour Adventures)! And a big thanks to Tim Quinn for the photos and great illustration of murrelet coloration contrast for identification.

It was A Great Day to Bird!!