Lake Michigan Pelagic

Cook County, IL
14 September 2014


Route:

 

Birds:

Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Canada Goose 54                     18
Mallard 11                     2
White-winged Scoter       3                
Common Loon     1                  
Double-cr. Cormorant 175 1     8         1 3 44
Great Blue Heron 1                      
Osprey                   1    
Sanderling               2        
Bonaparte's Gull                 1      
Ring-billed Gull 77 30 9 3   1       2 4 62
Species 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Herring Gull 14 21 28 41 45 50 40 47 33 37 130 118
Caspian Tern 3 1                    
Common Tern   4 15 5 14 15 6   8 4 4 7
Chimney Swift                       14
Red-headed Woodpecker   1                    
Barn Swallow                       4
European Starling 2                      
Cedar Waxwing 7                      

 

Highlights:

White-winged Scoter, very early date.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Common Loon.


(photo by Geoff Williamson)

Remarks:

We had attempted to go out the day before (Saturday, 13 Sep 2014). However, lake conditions prevented this. On the day we weren't able to get out, a record number of Sabine's Gulls were seen from land along Indiana's Lake Michigan lakefront. There were 50 seen at Miller Beach in Gary and one seen at Michigan City. On the 14th, however, lake conditions were very calm, but we found no Sabine's Gulls.


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