Thompson River Kayak Birding March 29, 2022

Isaac and I kayaked/floated down the Thompson River from the Kamloops Airport to Tranquille yesterday. We floated past a couple of groups of gulls out on sand bars. It was awesome to bird this way!

View from the kayak.

Kamloops Lake, Kamloops CA-BC (50.7085,-120.5004), Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA

Mar 29, 2022 12:45 PM – 3:42 PM

Protocol: Traveling

5.0 kilometer(s)

16 species

Canada Goose  60

American Wigeon  25

Green-winged Teal  6

Bufflehead  3

Hooded Merganser  2

Common Merganser  6

Short-billed Gull  1

Formerly known as Mew Gull

Ring-billed Gull  295

California Gull  15

Herring Gull  84

still with some winter streaking on its neck
a clean summer breeding look on this one

Bald Eagle  1

Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1

Black-billed Magpie  1

American Crow  20

Common Raven  2

European Starling  2000

A massive ball of them above a landfill.

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