[CT Birds] Housatonic River Penfield Reef/ Saugatuck River

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Mon Jul 20 17:52:29 EDT 2009

Hi Folks

Here are the highlights of a fairly complete shorebird survey.  
conducted between 7:00 to 12:00 (no birds at Milford, Mondo Ponds)

Dennis Varza

American Black Duck	3	Stratford Selby Pond
Gadwall	28	Stratford Selby Pond
Red-brested Merganser	1	Long Beach
Double-crested Cormornat 43 mouth of river
Great Blue Heron  5	 Long Beach fly by
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 10	Stratford Marina
Piping Plover 12 Milford Pt. Nesting Bar
Lesser Yellowlegs 5	Long Beach fly by
Greater Yellowlegs 24	Stratford Marina
Whimbrel 1	Long Beach fly by
Sanderling 8	Milford Pt. Nesting Bar
Semipalmated Sandpiper 500 Nesting Bar
Short-billed Dowitcher 10	Long Beach fly by
Short-billed Dowitcher 23 Stratford Marina
Laughing Gull 19 Short Beach
Ring-billed Gull 143 Mostly Short Beach
Common Tern 160 Mouth of River
Least Tern 10 Mouth of river

Fairfield, Penfield Reef 2:30 (low tide)
Double-crested Cormorant 94
Great Egret	4
Snowy Egret 4
Laughing Gull 2
Ring-billed Gull 35
Herring Gull 95
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Common Tern 62

Westport, Saugatuck River 3:50 (low tide)
Canada Goose	64
Mute Swan 7
Mallard	147
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret	5
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron 2
Ring-billed Gull 6
Herring Gull 10
Great Black-backed Gull 10

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