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2013-2014 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 2013 through April 2014, 424 monthly surveys were conducted at 67 survey sites in King, Kitsap, Pierce, Snohomish, and Thurston Counties. Density data were collected on 50 species of seabird that utilize near-shore habitat. These surveys represented 167hrs & 26min of survey time and over 300hrs of volunteer time.

2013-2014 PSSS Leaderboard

    Site Name Season Stats Volunteers Name
Site with
most birds
1. Point No Point 1,632 birds Jean Olson, Cindy & George Horning
2. Myrtle Edwards Park 1,292 birds Cathie Conolly, Rod Brown
  3. The Cove 1,243 birds Steve Elston
Busiest Site 1. Twin Spits Road 219 records Jean Olson, Cindy & George Horning
  2. Point No Point 186 records Jean Olson, Cindy & George Horning
  3. Des Moines Fishing Pier 146 records Maureen Ellis, Sarah Wulff
Site with
most species
1. Des Moines Fishing Pier 25 species Maureen Ellis, Sarah Wulff
2. Kopachuck 21 species David Richardson, Ron Martin
  3. Twin Spits Road 20 species Jean Olson, Cindy & George Horning
Site with 
fewest birds
1. Jack Hyde Park 46 birds Dan Roscoe
(way to hang
in there!)
2. Thea's Park 49 birds Dan Roscoe
3. West Point South 56 birds Rob Britschgi, Eileen Bruce, Steve Giles, Abby Larson, Chris Rennick



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Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
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
Yellow-billed Loon *

Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe

Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant

American White Pelican *

Great Blue Heron

American Coot

Pomarine Jaeger *

Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Cassin's Auklet
Rhinoceros Auklet

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

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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The species chosen for the analyses below follow the Puget Sound Partnership Vital Signs key ecosystem indicators for marine birds.



View all sightings of
Pigeon Guillemot
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!


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

View all sightings of
Rhinoceros Auklet
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!

View all sightings of
Marbled Murrelet
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!


View all sightings of
Surf Scoter
in Puget Sound
in Google Maps!



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




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1 Dash Pt State Park KING Dash Pt State Park   
Click on site name
to view a summary
of sightings from the
2013-14 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   Sunrise Beach County Park  
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   Chambers Bay Beach Access  
58 Seward Park South SNOHOMISH Edmonds south  
60 Tolmie State Park   Edmonds north  
61 Mukilteo State Park   Mukilteo State Park  
62 Howarth State Park   Howarth State Park  
63 Kayak Point State Park   Kayak Point State Park  
64 Boston Harbor THURSTON Luhr Beach  
65 Burfoot County Park   Tolmie State Park  
66 Olympia waterfront   Boston Harbor  
67 Pt Wilson   Burfoot County Park  
68 Raft Island north   Olympia waterfront  
69 Raft Island south   Totten Inlet (private)  
70 Penn Cove Public Tidelands   Frye Cove County Park  
71 Totten Inlet (private)   Zittel's Marina  
75 Sinclair Inlet ISLAND Penn Cove Pier  
76 Frye Cove County Park   Penn Cove Public Tidelands  
77 Libbey Beach State Park   Libbey Beach State Park  
78 Suquamish Museum JEFFERSON Pt Wilson  
80 Point No Point KITSAP  Sinclair Inlet  
81 Twin Spits Road   Suquamish Museum  
82 Eglon Boat Launch   Point No Point  
83 Chambers Bay Beach Access   Twin Spits Road  
108 Zittel's Marina   Eglon Boat Launch  


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