SEAWATCH: SJCR - 3/30/2002

Mike Patterson celata at pacifier.com
Sat Mar 30 11:58:43 PST 2002


Jetty Count for
the South Jetty of the Columbia River, Clatsop Co., OR
30 Mar 2002 0920-1000hr

Tide:low
Weather: Wind SW 5-10; Temp 50F

Method: 40 min station count from jetty 500m west of 3 rocks
SJCR using 20x60 Bushnell spotting scope and 8x50 Bushnell
binoculars. Birds were sorted as to flyby, sitting on beach,
sitting on ocean or sitting on river.

Fly Ocean Beach River total
Common Loon COLO 8 2 1 11
Pacific Loon PALO 6 6
RT Loon RTLO 8 4 12
loon sp. 414 414
Horned Grebe HOGR 2 2
Red-necked Grebe RNGR 3 3
Brandt's Cormorant BRCO 6 6
Pelagic Cormorant PECO 2 1 3
Canada Goose CAGO 42 42
Northern Pintail NOPI 2 2
Greater Scaup GRSC 1 1
Surf Scoter SUSC 100 800 400 1300
White-wing Scoter WWSC 2 15 17
West Gull WEGU 20 20
GW Gull GWGU 10 10
Mew Gull MEGU 1 1
gull sp. 150 150
Red Phalarope REPH 2 2
Common Murre COMU 162 1 163
Pigeon Guillemot PIGU 6 1 7
Am Crow AMCR 2 2

Notes: Small loons were going by at about 10/min at a distance
too far away to identify confidently. Most were probably RED-
THROATED LOONS. Two RED PHALAROPES flew by farily close to the
observation point.

--
Mike Patterson
Astoria, OR
celata at pacifier.com

http://www.pacifier.com/~mpatters/bird/bird.html


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