Spring 1998-1999 Shorebird Count Results

24 April 1999

SPECIES

4/25/98 4/24/99

SPECIES

4/25/98 4/24/99
Double-crested Cormorant

77

Virginia Rail

2

1

Great Egret

10

Sora

5

1

Snowy Egret

5

1

American Coot

60

76

Black-crowned Night Heron

3

White-faced Ibis

12

12

Black-bellied Plover

14

38

Snowy Plover

90

22

Canada Goose

50

32

Semipalmated Plover

119

43

Green-winged Teal

29

327

Killdeer

106

48

Mallard

227

332

A. Widgeon

21

Black-necked Stilt

32

30

Northern Pintail

67

123

American Avocet

37

121

Blue-winged Teal

3

Greater Yellowlegs

43

6

Cinnamon Teal

292

523

Lesser Yellowlegs

12

27

Northern Shoveler

12

102

Willet

12

20

Gadwall

55

175

Spotted Sandpiper

61

1

Ruddy Duck

27

61

Redhead

9

Long-billed Curlew

6

Ring-Necked Duck

3

Whimbrel

1

1

Bufflehead

2

5

Sanderling

12

Common Merganser

1

2

Western Sandpiper

2233

36

Duck sp.

6

425

Least Sandpiper

319

73

Least/Western Sandpiper

1361

906

Osprey

4

5

Solitary Sandpiper 3

Northern Harrier

10

9

Red-tailed Hawk

2

Dunlin

230

120

Golden Eagle

1

Long-billed Dowitcher

5

11

American Kestrel

6

10

Dowitcher sp.

57

119

Praire Falcon

1

2

Common Snipe

48

23

Peregrine Falcon

2

1

Wilson's Phalarope

327

79

other raptors

Red-necked Phalarope

26

3

Bald Eagle 1
Falcon sp. 1

Bonaparte's Gull

36

1

Ring-billed Gull

5

Great Horned Owl

1

Caspian Tern

2

2

Notes, Remarks, and Observations

  • CALIFORNIA GULLS and EARED GREBES not recorded due to ongoing census efforts or research
  • Entire shoreline of Mono Lake surveyed including DeChambeau Ponds
  • Flock of 70 Cormorants in flight recorded along the northeast shore.
  • Solitary Sandpipers observed in two different locations by different individuals with complete descriptions.
  • AM Weather: partly cloudy PM Weather: breezy and cool, mostly cloudy with occasional scattereed showers
  • Mono Lake elevation 6384.8 feet above sea level

 

Other Species

TOTAL

Horned Larks

12

Tree Swallow

1

Barn Swallow

2

Northern Shrike

1

American Pipit

13

European Starling

64

Common Yellowthroat

1

Savannah Sparrow

45

Song Sparrow

2

Lincoln's Sparrow

1

Yellow-headed Blackbird

9

Red-winged Blackbird

28

Brewer's Blackbird

106

BIRDS NOTED AS "OTHER SPECIES" ARE ADDITIONAL RECORDINGS OUTSIDE THE SHOREBIRD/WATERFOWL CENSUS SPECIFICATIONS AND REPRESENT A SAMPLING OF BIRDS OTHER THAN SHOREBIRDS, WATERFOWL, AND BIRDS OF PREY WITHIN OR NEAR THE 6417’ PRE-DIVERSION LAKE LEVEL.

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