Checklist S44452639

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Location
Marine waters just off Cape Chiniak

Owner Richard MacIntosh

Historical
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Comments

Solo birding (and fishing) just off Cape Chiniak. This is a very rich area with upwelling and tide rips.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1500

    Comments: There are huge tide rips in this area. About 1400 are in a single flock flying east of the cape. Scattered small flocks are seen flying by throughout the day.

  2. Number observed: 8
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 30
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 20

    Comments: Quite a few pairs flying east in the afternoon.

  7. Number observed: 15
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 4
  10. Number observed: 15
  11. Number observed: 400
  12. Number observed: 300
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 20
  15. Number observed: 38

    Comments: Adults and juveniles migrating around Cape Chiniak to the south.

  16. Number observed: 6
  17. Number observed: 6
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 10000
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  20. Number observed: 10
  21. Sooty/Short-tailed Shearwater

    Number observed: 5000
  22. black-and-white shearwater sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: I had a small black and white shearwater fly close by the boat heading east. I could not access my camera in time, but I did get my binoculars on the bird as it flew away. I noticed the white undertail coverts and underparts and the jet black upperparts. Based on the distribution of small black and white shearwaters in the Gulf of Alaska, the bird was probably a Manx Shearwater.

  23. Number observed: 10
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