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Birdwatching

Key to Seasonal Status of Stellwagen Bank Sea Birds

A = Abundant: Species should be expected on 100 percent of visits
C = Common: Species should be expected on 50-99 percent of visits
U = Uncommon: Species should be expected on 25-49 percent of visits
O = Occasional: Species should be expected on 1-24 percent of visits
R = Rare: Species should not be expected on most visits

Winter: December - March
Spring: April - May
Summer: June - August
Fall: September - November

Species List

Winter

Spring

Summer

Fall

Common Loon
(Cavia immer)

0

U

 

U

Northern Fulmar
(Fulmarus glacialis)

U

0

 

U

Cory's Shearwater
(Calonectris diomedea)

 

 

R

0

Greater Shearwater
(Puffinus gravis)

 

0

U

U

Soory Shearwater
(Puffinus griseus)

 

C

C

U

Manx Shearwater
(Puffinus puffinus)

 

0

U

U

Leach's Storm Petrel
(Oceanodroma leucorhea)

 

0

R

0

Wilson's Storm Petrel
(Oceanites oceanicus)

 

U

C

0

Northern Gannet
(Morus bassanus)

C

C

0

C

Great Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax carbo)

U

0

 

0

Double-crested Cormorant
(Phalacrocorax auritus)

 

C

C

C

Common Eider
(Somateria mollissima)

C

U

 

U

Oldsquaw
(Clangula hyemalis)

U

0

 

0

Black Scoter
(Melanitta nigra)

 

 

 

U

Surf Scoter
(Melanitta perspicillata)

 

 

 

C

White-winged Scoter
(Melanitta fusca)

0

 

 

C

Red-necked Phalarope
(Phalaropus lobatus)

 

0

0

U

Red Phalarope
(Phalaropusfulicaria)

 

 

0

0

Pomarine Jaeger
(Stercorariuspomarinus)

 

R

0

U

Parasitic Jaeger
(Stercorariusparasiticus)

 

0

0

U

Long-tailed Jaeger
(Stercorarius longng;icaudus)

 

 

 

R

Laughing Gull
(Larus atricilla)

 

0

U

U

Bonaparte's Gull
(Larus
philadelphia)

0

 

 

 

Ring-billed Gull
(Larus delawarensis)

 

R

R

R

Herring Gull
(Larus argentatus)

 

A

A

A

Iceland Gull
(Larus glaucoides)

 

 

 

0

Lesser Black-backed Gull
(Larus fUscus)

 

R

 

R

Glaucous Gull
(Larus hyperboreus)

 

R

 

R

Great Black-backed Gull
(Larus marinus)

 

A

A

A

Black-legged Kittiwake
(Rissa tridactyla)

 

0

 

U

Sabine's Gull
(Xema sabin!)

 

 

R

R

Roseate Tern
(Sterna dougallit)

 

 

0

0

Common Tern
(Sterna hirundo)

 

U

C

C

Dovekie
(Alle alle)

 

 

 

R

Common Murre
(Uria aalge)

0

 

 

 

Thick-billed Murre
(Uria lomvia)

0

 

 

 

Razorbill
(Alca torda)

 

R

 

U

Black Guillemot
(Cepphus gyrlle)

 

 

 

 

Atlantic Puffin
(Fratercula arctica)

 

 

 

R

 

 

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