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2009-2010 SURVEY - Table of Contents

1. Overview
2. Species List
3. Summary Graphs
4. Bird Distribution Graphs
5. Survey Site Summaries

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From October 2009 through April 2010, 427 surveys were conducted at 68 survey sites (Island, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap and Thurston counties) with density data collected on 51 species of near-shore birds. This represents 161.54 hours of survey time and 297.34 volunteer hours (or 440 based on estimates of time spent traveling to and from survey sites).

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Cackling Goose
Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swan *

Eurasian Wigeon *
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser

Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe

Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Bonaparte's Gull
Heermann's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern

Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet *
Rhinoceros Auklet

* - new to PSSS

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please refer to survey site list at bottom to find specific site name and location (bird images donated by David Gluckman)

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  By Site Number   By County  
1 Dash Pt State Park KING 60th St Viewpoint  
2 Dumas Bay State Park   Alki Beach  
3 South Redondo Boardwalk   Brace Point  
4 North Redondo Boardwalk   Carkeek Park  
5 Saltwater State Park   Dash Pt State Park  
6 Des Moines Fishing Pier   Discovery Park West  
7 Marine View Park   Dumas Bay State Park  
8 Three Tree Point   Duwamish Head  
9 Seahurst Park   Elliott Bay Water Taxi Pier  
10 Brace Point   Golden Gardens  
11 Lincoln Park   Lincoln Park  
12 Lowman Park   Lowman Park  
13 Mee Kwa Mooks   Magnolia Bluff  
14 Alki Beach   Marine View Park  
15 Duwamish Head   Mee Kwa Mooks  
16 Elliott Bay Water Taxi Pier   Myrtle Edwards Park  
17 Pier 57   North Redondo Boardwalk  
18 Pier 70   Pier 57  
19 Myrtle Edwards Park   Pier 70  
20 Magnolia Bluff   Richmond Beach  
21 West Point south   Saltwater State Park  
22 West Point north   Seahurst Park  
23 60th St Viewpoint   Seward Park North  
24 Golden Gardens   Seward Park South  
25 Carkeek Park   South Redondo Boardwalk  
26 Richmond Beach   The Cove (Des Moines)  
27 Edmonds south   Three Tree Point  
28 Edmonds north   West Point north  
29 Discovery Park West   West Point south  
30 The Cove PIERCE Anderson Island Andy's Marine Park  
31 Penn Cove Pier   Anderson Island Ferry Dock  
32 Purdy Spit South   Brown's Point  
33 Purdy Spit North   Cromwell East  
34 Kopachuck   Cromwell West  
35 DeMolay Boys Camp - West   DeMolay Boys Camp - East  
36 DeMolay Boys Camp - East   DeMolay Boys Camp - West  
37 Fox Island Fishing Pier   Fox Island Fishing Pier  
38 Cromwell West   Gordon Pt Park  
39 Cromwell East   Herron Island Ferry Terminal North  
40 Narrows Park   Jack Hyde Park  
41 Gig Harbor Spit   Joemma Beach State Park  
42 Sunrise Beach County Park   Kopachuck  
43 Gordon Pt Park   Les Davis Pier  
44 Sunnyside Beach Park   Narrows Park  
45 Titlow Beach   Owens Beach Pt Defiance  
46 Owens Beach Pt Defiance   Penrose State Park  
47 Ruston Way   Raft Island north  
48 Les Davis Pier   Raft Island south  
49 Jack Hyde Park   Ruston Way  
50 Thea's Park   Sunnyside Beach Park  
51 Brauneis Property (Key)   Thea's Park  
52 Penrose State Park   Titlow Beach  
53 Joemma Beach State Park SNOHOMISH Edmonds north  
54 Herron Island Ferry Term. N.   Edmonds south  
55 Luhr Beach   Howarth State Park  
56 Brown's Point   Kayak Point State Park  
57 Seward Park North   Mukilteo State Park  
58 Seward Park South THURSTON Boston Harbor  
59 Adams/Rose property   Burfoot County Park  
60 Tolmie State Park   Luhr Beach  
61 Mukilteo State Park   Olympia waterfront  
62 Howarth State Park   Tolmie State Park  
63 Kayak Point State Park   Totten Inlet (private)  
64 Boston Harbor ISLAND Penn Cove Pier  
65 Burfoot County Park   Penn Cove Public Tidelands  
66 Olympia waterfront JEFFERSON Pt Wilson  
67 Pt Wilson KITSAP Liberty Bay (private)  
68 Raft Island north      
69 Raft Island south      
70 Penn Cove Public Tidelands      
71 Totten Inlet (private)      
72 Liberty Bay (private)      
73 Anderson Island Ferry Dock      
74 Anderson Island Andy's Marine Park      


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