Date: 11/8/18 8:08 am
From: Wesley W. Blauvelt <ravenbarnconsulting...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Cayuga Bird Club Loon Watch
Please join me and the Cayuga Bird Club at our annual “Loon Watch” this Saturday, November 10th at 6:20 AM. The event will be held at Taughannock Falls State Park near the entrance of Taughannock Falls Creek into Cayuga Lake. Winds are forecast to be blustery and from the WSW Saturday morning. Not ideal for a major flight, but hopefully we will be able to observe some movement. I have been monitoring loon populations near the Camp Barton Boy Scout Camp this past week and usually find 15-20 birds on the water at any given time. So hopefully we will have some activity. Three years ago we observed ~ 900 loons, but last year only 127. So the numbers are unpredictable, but there is a chance to see many other migrants including scoters, Brant and other ducks. And the company is always fun. So dress warm and plan to stay around until we end the count around 8:30 AM. See you Saturday.

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