[CT Birds] 12/9 Long Is. Sound Bird Count results

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 10 08:32:12 EST 2013

Hi all,
I should add that a ton of information about the Long Island Sound Bird Study can be seen here:


It's the brainchild of COA Board member Thomas Robben. He has done an incredible amount of work on the project and on the website. Basically, we want to get some baseline data on the birds of LI Sound.
We encourage all birders in CT and NY to participate.

Frank Mantlik

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> On Dec 9, 2013, at 10:52 PM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 12/9  - I conducted a LIS BirdCount boat cruise from Milford, CT to waters off Bridgeport, Norwalk, then SW off NY (Fort Salonga/Northport and east to off Smithtown Bay), then north and northwest (off West Haven) and return to Milford.  Freezing rain last night. Cloudy/overcast all day, but little/no precipitation. 32-38F., Wind NE at 13-15 mph, eventually shifting from W about 3:30pm. Visibility initially 0.5 mile, gradually improving to 3-5 miles. Darkness by 4:40 pm; Back in 5:55pm.
> Highlights were: 15 Surf Scoters (CT), 27 White-winged Scoters (NY), 5 Northern Gannets (all in NY), 1 Bonaparte's Gull (NY).
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford 

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