Sunset Birding at Stone Harbor Point - Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The Stone Harbor Point walk tonight was quite enjoyable with mild temperatures, sunny skies and great birds. We started out with too many people on the beach, with dogs running loose, just enough to flush all the close birds. But when we got further down the beach, we had good looks at most of the species. The highlight was watching the Parasitic Jaeger chasing terns in the channel between Stone Harbor Point and Nummy Island and then landing on Stone Harbor Point providing great scope views for all participants.  Leaders: Warren Cairo, Gail Dwyer and Shaun Bamford.
27 species

Canada Goose  8
Black Scoter  4
Double-crested Cormorant  75
Brown Pelican  1
Great Egret  2
American Oystercatcher  50
Black-bellied Plover  20
Semipalmated Plover  20
Piping Plover  2
Sanderling  45
Dunlin  20
Semipalmated Sandpiper  10
Western Sandpiper  35
Parasitic Jaeger  1
Ring-billed Gull  5
Herring Gull  15
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  45
Caspian Tern  1
Royal Tern  14
Merlin  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  6
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  5
Savannah Sparrow  4
Boat-tailed Grackle  6

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