David Weber

Avalon Seawatch Update – November 17th

As usual, Tom started the week off with excellent numbers and diversity in light to moderate southwest winds.  Monday had brought an excellent flight of Red-throated Loons (2120) and Northern Gannets (4159), as well as a late Blue-winged Teal and a southbound Ruddy Duck.  Also notable were 10 southbound Lesser…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – November 10

This week got off to an exceptional start, with a whopping 38,000 birds on Monday thanks to northeast winds shifting to southeast over the course of the day.  Easterly or southerly winds in early November is usually a recipe for a major flight!  Not only were there 14,000 each of…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – November 2nd

This update covers October 14th through November 2nd and is to catch us up to the current week!   The last three weeks have been quite excellent in diversity, but slow on overall numbers.  We got our first big pushes of scoters, but flocks of scoters have yet to become…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – October 13th

The week of October 7th through the 13th was dominated by a nor’easter, with four days of strong generally northeastern winds with some flooding around Avalon.  Despite this seemingly good weather for seawatching, not much of any flight was observed, continuing the trend of our slow season.  However, Tom did…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – October 6th

The week of September 30th through October 6th got off to a great start, with Tom Reed having an excellent flight of Lesser Black-backed Gulls (19), Parasitic Jaegers (43), and Laughing Gulls (3414).  This week also saw our first Great Cormorant, Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoter, and Black-legged Kittiwake for the…...

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Avalon Seawatch Update – September 29th

Sorry for the delay in posting Seawatch updates!  I’ll be posting each week separately until we catch up to the current week! The Avalon Seawatch is off to another season!  This is the 27th count season for the Seawatch, and I’m happy to be returning for my 3rd season.  Tom…...

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