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2011-2012 SURVEY - Table of Contents

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

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From October 2011 through April 2012, 426 surveys were conducted at 67 survey sites (Island, King, Pierce, Snohomish, Jefferson, Kitsap and Thurston counties) with density data collected on 56 species of near-shore birds. This represents 159.7 survey hours and 302.6 volunteer hours.


2011-2012 PSSS Leaderboard

    Site Name Season Stats Volunteers Name
Site with
most birds
1. The Cove 2,221 birds Steve Elston, Jud Scoville
2. Carkeek Park 1,786 birds Chris Anderson, Sarah Peden,
Nate Johnson, Steve Grayson
  3. Purdy Spit North 1,701 birds Michael Hobbs
Busiest Site 1. Sinclair Inlet 308 records Michael Hobbs
  2. Purdy Spit North 280 records Michael Hobbs
  3. Purdy Spit South 246 records Michael Hobbs
Site with
most species
1. West Point North 31 species Carl Haynie
2. Carkeek Park 28 species Chris Anderson, Sarah Peden, 
Nate Johnson, Steve Grayson
  3. Sinclair Inlet 27 species Michael Hobbs
Site with 
fewest birds
Owens Beach
Mukilteo State Park
66 birds
66 birds
Peter Hodum, Nathalie Hamel
Janet Carroll, Bernice Tannenbaum
(way to hang
in there!)
2. Brown's Point 75 birds Gabriel Newton
3. Cromwell East 79 birds Terry Mace, John Riegsecker



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Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Cinnamon Teal *
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
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

Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

American Coot



Bonaparte's Gull
Franklin'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

Click each name
to view the species page
on the interactive
PSSS website!



* - New to PSSS



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 Total Bird Count by Month  Total Bird Count by Species



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View all sightings of
Glaucous-winged Gull 
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!



View all sightings of
White-winged Scoter
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!

View all sightings of
Bonaparte's Gull 
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!


View all sightings of
Eared Grebe
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!



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Sunrise Beach County Park

1 Dash Pt State Park KING Dash Pt State Park   
Click on site name
to view a summary
of sightings from the
2011-12 survey season
2 Dumas Bay State Park   Dumas Bay State Park
3 South Redondo Boardwalk   South Redondo Boardwalk
4 North Redondo Boardwalk   North Redondo Boardwalk
5 Saltwater State Park   Saltwater State Park
6 Des Moines Fishing Pier   Des Moines Fishing Pier
7 Normandy Beach Park   Normandy Beach Park
8 Three Tree Point   Three Tree Point
9 Seahurst Park   Seahurst Park
10 Brace Point   Brace Point
11 Lincoln Park   Lincoln Park
12 Lowman Park   Lowman Park
13 Me Kwah Mooks   Me Kwah Mooks
14 Alki Beach   Alki Beach
15 Duwamish Head   Duwamish Head
16 Elliott Bay Water Taxi Pier   Elliott Bay Water Taxi Pier
17 Pier 57   Pier 57
18 Pier 70   Pier 70  
19 Myrtle Edwards Park   Myrtle Edwards Park  
20 Magnolia Bluff   Magnolia Bluff  
21 West Point south   West Point south  
22 West Point north   West Point north  
23 60th St Viewpoint   60th St Viewpoint  
24 Golden Gardens   Golden Gardens  
25 Carkeek Park   Carkeek Park  
26 Richmond Beach   Richmond Beach  
27 Edmonds south   Discovery Park West  
28 Edmonds north   The Cove  
29 Discovery Park West   Seward Park North  
30 The Cove   Seward Park South  
31 Penn Cove Pier PIERCE Purdy Spit South  
32 Purdy Spit South   Purdy Spit North  
33 Purdy Spit North   Kopachuck  
34 Kopachuck   DeMolay Boys Camp - West  
35 DeMolay Boys Camp - West   DeMolay Boys Camp - East  
36 DeMolay Boys Camp - East   Fox Island Fishing Pier  
37 Fox Island Fishing Pier   Cromwell West  
38 Cromwell West   Cromwell East  
39 Cromwell East   Narrows Park  
40 Narrows Park   Gig Harbor Spit  
41 Gig Harbor Spit      
42 Sunrise Beach County Park   Gordon Pt Park  
43 Gordon Pt Park   Sunnyside Beach Park  
44 Sunnyside Beach Park   Titlow Beach  
45 Titlow Beach   Owens Beach Pt Defiance  
46 Owens Beach Pt Defiance   Ruston Way  
47 Ruston Way   Les Davis Pier  
48 Les Davis Pier   Jack Hyde Park  
49 Jack Hyde Park   Thea's Park  
50 Thea's Park   Penrose State Park  
52 Penrose State Park   Joemma Beach State Park  
53 Joemma Beach State Park   Herron Island Ferry Term. N.  
54 Herron Island Ferry Term. N.   Brown's Point  
55 Luhr Beach   Raft Island north  
56 Brown's Point   Raft Island south  
57 Seward Park North SNOHOMISH Edmonds south  
58 Seward Park South   Edmonds north  
60 Tolmie State Park   Mukilteo State Park  
61 Mukilteo State Park   Howarth State Park  
62 Howarth State Park   Kayak Point State Park  
63 Kayak Point State Park THURSTON Luhr Beach  
64 Boston Harbor   Tolmie State Park  
65 Burfoot County Park   Boston Harbor  
66 Olympia waterfront   Burfoot County Park  
67 Pt Wilson   Olympia waterfront  
68 Raft Island north   Totten Inlet (private)  
69 Raft Island south   Frye Cove County Park  
70 Penn Cove Public Tidelands ISLAND Penn Cove Pier  
71 Totten Inlet (private)   Penn Cove Public Tidelands  
75 Sinclair Inlet   Libbey Beach State Park  
76 Frye Cove County Park JEFFERSON Pt Wilson  
77 Libbey Beach State Park KITSAP Sinclair Inlet  
 80 Pt No Point   Pt No Point  


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