Christmas Bird Counts at Race Rocks 1997-2014

Records for 1997 to 2011— See links to following years below:
THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT AT RACE ROCKS
This data below may be highlighted, copied and pasted to an open EXCEL file. It will then be usable for statistical manipulations and graphing exercises. Note: from 1997 to 2009, thecounts were done by members of the Victoria Natural History Society who were transported by Lester Pearson College to Race Rocks. Some of the records reflect seabirds observed on the trip from Bentinck Island out while on the boat. In 2010 observations were carried out from Great Race Rock Island only, and the surrounding area visible from there.Linked below are the count returns by year. Included are some of the photographs taken of the members who were able to make it out for the counts, and in later years, the weather details for the week.

VNHS Ryan and Raisa GarryF
SPECIES 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
too
stormy
no
landing
too
stormy
rough
sea
wind ne16
Double Crested Cormorant 14 13 38 85 80 60 79 200
0
6
125 36 110
Brandt’s Cormorant‘s 81 4 12 6 60 320 735 1000
950
5
575 188 20
Pelagic Cormorant
14 4 20 14 12 20 110 20
20
42
90 78 0
Common Murre 6 20 6000 19 40 3600 21 600
4500
45
115 420 0
Rhinocerous Auklet 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 juv 0
Black Oystercatcher 64 17 1 25 16 39 16 35
22
0
57 32* 60
Black Turnstone 27 30 25 51 6 18 25 45
5
2*
4 15 4
 Surfbird 22 0 0 3 6 1 3 0
0
0
17 4 22
Ruddy Turnstone 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 8 0
Sanderling 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1
2*
0 0 0
Pigeon Guillemot 1 25 3 6 8 0 0 0
0
2
5 7 0
Marbled Murrelet 0 0 0 6 0 0 6
6
0
0 0 0
Ancient Murrelet 0 12 2 0 0 342 0 1200
24
6
0 0 0
Pacific Loon 0 3 0 6 14 4 0 40
0
4
1 0 0
Common Loon 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
0
1
0 0 0
Red Throated Loon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
1
0 0 0
Canada Goose 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 20
20
0
0 5 13
Harlequin Duck 23 6 46 9 2 30 4 30
7
0
0 5 2
Long-tailed duck 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
3
0 0 0
Bufflehead 0 0 24 123 60 0 9 0
0
65
0 0 30 in PedBay
Surf Scoter 18 0 0 0 30 6 6 1
0
44
3 0 20 in PB
Common Goldeneye 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
4
0 0 0
White winged Scoter 14 1 5 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
Red-breasted merganser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
7
0 0 0
Common Merganser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
7
0 0 0
Hooded Merganser 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
4
0 0 0
Red-necked grebe 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4
0
8
0 0 0
Western Grebe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1
9
0 0 0
Mew Gull 23 5 1200 89 15 1200 4400 80
80
40
0 0 0
Thayer’s Gull 390 213 48 220 530 2000 450 600
2200
10
550 0 60
Herring Gull 3 0 2 3 8 12 0 1
4
0
0 1500 ? 0
Ring-billed Gull 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0
0
0 0 0
Heermann’s Gull 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0
0 2 juv 0
Iceland Gull 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
California Gull 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
0
0
0 50 0
Western Gull 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
83
40
151
61
720
800
175
150
100
15
250 70 20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
650
0
0 0 0
Rhinocerous Auklet 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
1
1*
1 0 0
Bald Eagle,Immat. 3 8 13 11 2 0 2 1
3
5
1 0 1
Bald Eagle, adult 5 4 1 5 4 0 3 1
3
2
1 3 2
Killdeer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 5 0
Rock Sandpiper 0 0 6 8 9 5 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
Western Sandpiper 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 1 0
Black Bellied Plover. 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
Red-necked Phalarope 0 0 0 0 0 114 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
American Pipit 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
0
0
0 0 0
European Starling 0 7 0 83 8 0 4 3
5
0
0 0 0
Song Sparrow 0 4 0 0 0 3 3 1
0
0
0 2 2
Savannah Sparrow 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
0
0
2 2 0
Snow Bunting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0
0
0 1 0
North Western Crow 7 3 0 10 0 0 1 0
0
0
0 0 1
Brown Pelican 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
Great Blue Heron 0 0 0 0 0 0 too
stormy
0 0 0
2
0
0
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
* means
*photo by PB.
*on remote cam5
too stormy to access rough sea but able to land *54 counted yesterday wind ne 16km/hr
Dec. 1997 Dec. 1998 Dec. 1999 Dec. 2000 Dec. 2001 Dec. 2002 Dec.03
storm
Dec. 2004
Dec. 2005
Dec. 2006 Dec. 2007 Dec.08 storm Dec. 09
Dec.
2010
Dec 2011 Dec.
2012
Dec. 2013 Dec. 2014 Dec. 2015