Spring 1998-2000 Shorebird Count Results

22 April 2000

RESULTS

SPECIES

4/25/98 4/24/99 4/22/00

SPECIES

4/25/98 4/24/99 4/22/00
Horned Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant

77

1

Virginia Rail

2

1

4

Great Egret

10

Sora

5

1 7

Snowy Egret

5

1

1

American Coot

60

76 20

Black-crowned Night Heron

3

White-faced Ibis

12

12

1

Black-bellied Plover

14

38 9

Snowy Plover

90

22 14

Canada Goose

50

32

30

Semipalmated Plover

119

43 31

Green-winged Teal

29

327

27

Killdeer

106

48 79

Mallard

227

332

219
A. Widgeon

21

2

Black-necked Stilt

32

30 22

Northern Pintail

67

123

112

American Avocet

37

121 556

Blue-winged Teal

3

Greater Yellowlegs

43

6 22

Cinnamon Teal

292

523

183

Lesser Yellowlegs

12

27 8

Northern Shoveler

12

102

36

Willet

12

20 4

Gadwall

55

175

137

Spotted Sandpiper

61

1 2

Ruddy Duck

27

61

Redhead

9

Long-billed Curlew

6

1

Ring-Necked Duck

3

1

Whimbrel

1

1 1

Bufflehead

2

5

3

Sanderling

12

4
Marbled Godwit 3

Common Merganser

1

2 1

Western Sandpiper

2233

36 181

Duck sp.

6

425 90

Least Sandpiper

319

73 599
Turkey Vulture 2

Least/Western Sandpiper

1361

906 1789

Osprey

4

5

8 Solitary Sandpiper 3

Northern Harrier

10

9

5

Red-tailed Hawk

2

1

Dunlin

230

120 36
Short-billed Dowitcher 3

Golden Eagle

1

Long-billed Dowitcher

5

11 44

American Kestrel

6

10

11

Dowitcher sp.

57

119 48

Praire Falcon

1

2

Common Snipe

48

23 17

Peregrine Falcon

2

1

Wilson's Phalarope

327

79

62
other raptors

Red-necked Phalarope

26

3

13
Bald Eagle 1 Franklin's Gull 2
Falcon sp. 1

Bonaparte's Gull

36

1 48

Ring-billed Gull

5

Great Horned Owl

1

Caspian Tern

2

2
Short-eared Owl 1

Notes, Remarks, and Observations 

  • Total individuals counted:  4502

  • Total number of species observed this year: 49  

  • CALIFORNIA GULLS and EARED GREBES not recorded due to ongoing census efforts or research

  • Entire shoreline of Mono Lake surveyed (including DeChambeau Ponds) EXCEPT small stretch of shoreline along Tufa Shoals across from Gaines’ Island. 

  • Weather: breezy, partly cloudy, (upper 50s—lower 60s F)

  • Lake Level: 6384.6 (4/25/00)

  • Participants:  Rosie Beach, Bea Cooley, Jean Dillingham, Kathy Duvall, Joel Ellis, Carolyn Gann, Eliot Gann, Noah Hamm, Chris Howard, Phil Kiddoo, Dave Marquart, Bartshe Miller, Craig Roecker, Erin Shafto, Derrick Vocelka, and Mary Vocelka

Other notable sightings:
50 American Pipits between County Park and Black Point Parking
3 active Osprey nests observed with one new nesting location at South Tufa (Navy Beach nest not active)

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