Avalon Seawatch

Avalon Seawatch Update: Sept. 22 – Oct. 6

Hello everyone! This is Nick Giordano, and this will be my first year counting the Avalon Seawatch! I am extremely excited to join the Cape May Bird Observatory team and witness the spectacular waterbird migration. I am also excited to be able to see everyone out at the Seawatch and…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – December & Season Summary

Hi everyone!  We’ve come to the end of another Seawatch season! This December has been somewhat slow, so rather than give a day-by-day breakdown, I’ll just point out some highlights then give you a quick overview of the season totals! December started out by continuing the November trend of gannets…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – Nov. 11th to Nov. 24th

This period started off slow but ramped up into quite a busy two weeks! Wednesday the 11th was overall slow, with a little over 1000 gannets and over 150 Laughing Gulls, but only 400 scoters and 170 Red-throated Loons. The 12th was similarly slow, with only 400 gannets, 400 Laughing…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – November 4th to 10th

While we have passed our scoter peak, this week still brought plenty of scoter and increasing numbers of gannets and loons. The 4th was dominated by gannets, with 4716 southbound birds, which was the 9th largest day in the last 5 years.  Green-winged Teals had their 4th best day in…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – October 28th to November 3rd

Our peak scoter movement continues from last week!  Read on to see the day-by-day breakdown, but Halloween was especially notable, with over 68,000 birds, the largest day I have counted at Avalon in my four years! October 28th picked up right where last week left off—with an additional 15,000 Surf…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – October 21st to 27th

The scoters have arrived!  Massive scoter movement dominated this week, culminating in a 20,000+ bird day, a 35,000 bird day, two 40,000+ bird days, and a 50,000 bird day; back-to-back, in that order!  Naturally, Tom and I are quite exhausted from counting such crazy numbers, but here is a short…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – October 7th to 20th

These past two weeks saw a noticeable uptick in movement, with our first 10,000+ bird days.  Double-crested Cormorants continued in good numbers daily, Black Scoters arrived in force, and a few new arrivals showed up.  Read on for brief daily summaries, and be sure to check out Trektellen.org for more…...

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AVALON SEAWATCH UPDATE – OCTOBER 6TH

Hi everyone! This is David Weber, and I’m back for my 4th year counting the Avalon Seawatch!  Time sure does fly by!  I’ll be posting weekly updates from here on out, and in this post I’ll update you on the first two weeks of the count so far in 2020…...

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Avalon Seawatch – Season Wrap-up

A snowy morning on December 11th. And that’s a wrap on another good season!  I’ll briefly go over the last few weeks of the season and then present you with some totals!  Make sure to check out Trektellen for more detailed totals! The final three weeks of the season were…...

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