Santa Barbara Migration Data
Overview
Michael H. Smith, Gray Whales Count

Data Courtesy of
Michael H. Smith of Gray Whales Count. Shown here with his binoculars, team leader/Director Smith and his volunteers watch from Coal Oil Point near Santa Barbara.

Data will be compiled here for classroom use beginning February 2014. Data may not be used by others without written permission from Project Director, Michael H. Smith.
Spring 2014
Date
Northbound Whales Northbound Calves
10-Feb START
0 0
11-Feb
0 0
12-Feb
2 0
13-Feb
0 0
14-Feb
7 0
15-Feb
15 0
16-Feb
0 0
17-Feb
5 0
18-Feb
0 0
19-Feb
8 0
20-Feb
6 0
21-Feb
6 0
22-Feb (fog)
0 0
23-Feb
3 0
24-Feb
6 0
25-Feb
9 0
26-Feb
4 0
27-Feb
13 0
28-Feb (Count canceled: rain.)
0 0
01-Mar (Count canceled: rain.) 0 0
02-Mar 17 0
03-Mar 22 0
04-Mar
0 0
05-Mar
9 0
06-Mar
0 0
07-Mar
23 0
08-Mar
15 0
09-Mar
13 0
10-Mar
4 0
11-Mar
1 0
12-Mar
17 0
13-Mar
12 0
14-Mar
24 0
15-Mar
29 0
16-Mar
27 0
17-Mar
11 0
18-Mar
22 0
19-Mar
22 0
20-Mar
25 0
21-Mar
13 0
22-Mar
21 0
23-Mar
28 0
24-Mar
17 1
25-Mar
17 3
26-Mar
2 0
27-Mar
5 0
28-Mar
13 0
29-Mar
3 0
30-Mar
2 0
31-Mar
24 0
1-Apr
2 0
2-Apr
7 0
3-Apr
8 0
4-Apr
0 0
5-Apr
6 0
6-Apr
5 0
7-Apr
5 0
8-Apr
7 2
9-Apr
0 0
10-Apr
6 2
11-Apr
8 2
12-Apr
10 2
13-Apr
13 5
14-Apr
1 0
15-Apr (fog)
0 0
16-Apr
7 3
17-Apr
19 9
19-Apr
   
   
Spring 2013
Date Northbound Whales Northbound Calves
11-Feb START 4 0
12-Feb 0 0
13-Feb 0 0
14-Feb 3 0
15-Feb 0 0
16-Feb 4 0
17-Feb 3 0
18-Feb 0 0
19-Feb 2 0
20-Feb 0 0
21-Feb 9 0
22-Feb 6 0
23-Feb 2 0
24-Feb 5 0
25-Feb 2 0
26-Feb 5 0
27-Feb 7 0
28-Feb 5 0
01-Mar 3 0
02-Mar 7 0
03-Mar 2 0
04-Mar 11 0
05-Mar 13 0
06-Mar 19 0
07-Mar 6 0
08-Mar 11 0
09-Mar 6 0
10-Mar 25 0
11-Mar 10 0
12-Mar (fog) 0 0
13-Mar (fog) 0 0
14-Mar (fog) 4 0
15-Mar (fog) 0 0
16-Mar 9 0
17-Mar 1 0
18-Mar 10 0
19-Mar 10 0
20-Mar 16 0
21-Mar 10 0
22-Mar 0 0
23-Mar 23 0
24-Mar 20 1
25-Mar 28 1
26-Mar 7 0
27-Mar 25 0
28-Mar 27 0
29-Mar 13 3
30-Mar 7 0
31-Mar 1 0
1-Apr 10 0
2-Apr 35 0
3-Apr 17 1
4-Apr 19 1
5-Apr 8 0
6-Apr 7 0
7-Apr 10 4
8-Apr 0 0
9-Apr 8 2
10-Apr 13 0
11-Apr 4 1
12-Apr 3 0
13-Apr 1 0
14-Apr 7 0
15-Apr 7 1
16-Apr 0 0
17-Apr 5 2
18-Apr 14 7
19-Apr 4 2
20-Apr 15 7
21-Apr 2 1
22-Apr 12 6
23-Apr 10 5
24-Apr 11 5
25-Apr 19 9
26-Apr 11 4
27-Apr 12 5
28-Apr 22 11
29-Apr 13 6
30-Apr 7 3
01-May 10 5
02-May 8 4
03-May 10 5
04-May 9 4
05-May NO COUNTING (wind) 0 0
06-May NO COUNTING (wind) 0 0
07-May 8 4
08-May 9 4
09-May 6 3
10-May 4 2
11-May 7 3
12-May 4 2
13-May 2 1
14-May 2 1
15-May 2 1
16-May 4 2
17-May 0 0
18-May END 4 2
 
Spring 2012
Date Northbound Whales Northbound Calves
11-Feb START 0 0
12-Feb 0 0
13-Feb 0 0
14-Feb 0 0
15-Feb 0 0
16-Feb 3 0
17-Feb 1 0
18-Feb 0 0
19-Feb 3 0
20-Feb 0 0
21-Feb 3 0
22-Feb 3 0
23-Feb 1 0
24-Feb 2 0
25-Feb 0 0
26-Feb 10 0
27-Feb 0 0
28-Feb 2 0
29-Feb 15 0
1-Mar 0 0
2-Mar 14 0
3-Mar 7 0
4-Mar 5 0
5-Mar 9 0
6-Mar 1 0
7-Mar 27 0
8-Mar 8 0
9-Mar 5 0
10-Mar 20 0
11-Mar 20 0
12-Mar 21 0
13-Mar 16 0
14-Mar 16 0
15-Mar 11 0
16-Mar 6 0
17-Mar (closed: rain & gale) 0 0
18-Mar (closed: rain & gale) 0 0
19-Mar 25 0
20-Mar 23 0
21-Mar 6 0
22-Mar 39 0
23-Mar 7 0
24-Mar 29 0
25-Mar 2 0
26-Mar 15 0
27-Mar 18 0
28-Mar 9 0
29-Mar 7 0
30-Mar 10 0
31-Mar 4 0
01-Apr 0 0
02-Apr 8 0
03-Apr 4 1
04-Apr 3 0
05-Apr 10 2
06-Apr 6 2
07-Apr 3 0
08-Apr 2 1
09-Apr 5 0
10-Apr 2 1
11-Apr 11 0
12-Apr 0 0
13-Apr 0 0
14-Apr 0 0
15-Apr 36 16
16-Apr 20 10
17-Apr 10 5
18-Apr 13 6
19-Apr 15 7
20-Apr 0 0
21-Apr 8 4
22-Apr 27 13
23-Apr 23 11
24-Apr 25 12
25-Apr 18 5
26-Apr 12 6
27-Apr 34 17
28-Apr 15 7
29-Apr 24 11
30-Apr 26 13
1-May 12 6
2-May 15 7
3-May 16 8
4-May 29 14
5-May 10 5
6-May 18 9
7-May 7 3
8-May 4 2
9-May 10 5
10-May 3 1
11-May 19 9
12-May 14 7
13-May 3 1
14-May 4 2
15-May 5 2
16-May 8 4
17-May 0 0
18-May 0 0
19-May 2 1
20-May END 0 0
     
Spring 2011
Date Northbound Whales Northbound Calves
13-Feb START 0 0
14-Feb 2 0
15-Feb 0 0
16-Feb 0 0
17-Feb 5 0
18-Feb 0 0
19-Feb 0 0
20-Feb 2 0
21-Feb 2 0
22-Feb 2 0
23-Feb 0 0
16-Feb 0 0
24-Feb 2 0
25-Feb 0 0
26-Feb 0 0
27-Feb 13 0
28-Feb 8 0
01-Mar 8 0
02-Mar 2 0
03-Mar 2 0
04-Mar 2 0
05-Mar 5 0
06-Mar 0 0
07-Mar GALE WARNING 0 0
08-Mar 17 0
09-Mar 5 0
10-Mar 13 0
11-Mar 10 0
12-Mar 14 0
13-Mar 14 0
14-Mar 14 0
15-Mar 15 0
16-Mar 7 0
17-Mar 24 0
18-Mar 12 0
19-Mar 10 0
20-Mar 0 0
21-Mar 42 0
22-Mar 30 0
23-Mar 0 0
24-Mar 14 0
25-Mar 8 0
26-Mar 19 0
27-Mar 18 0
28-Mar 13 0
29-Mar 7 1
30-Mar 9 0
30-Mar 15 0
01-Apr 5 0
02-Apr 1 0
03-Apr 6 0
04-Apr 9 0
05-Apr 5 0
06-Apr 12 0
07-Apr 0 0
08-Apr 3 1
09-Apr 4 0
10-Apr 2 0
11-Apr 9 0
12-Apr 3 0
13-Apr 3 0
14-Apr 8 1
15-Apr 4 1
16-Apr 6 3
17-Apr 3 1
18-Apr 6 2
19-Apr 13 4
20-Apr 6 2
21-Apr 4 2
22-Apr 2 1
23-Apr 24 11
24-Apr 5 2
25-Apr 7 3
26-Apr 16 7
27-Apr 10 5
28-Apr 6 3
29-Apr 6 3
30-Apr 10 4
1-May 10 5
2-May 12 6
3-May 13 6
4-May 24 12
5-May 0 0
6-May 14 0
7-May 10 4
8-May 2 1
9-May 6 3
10-May 4 2
11-May 6 3
12-May 4 2
13-May 6 3
14-May 8 4
15-May 7 3
16-May 2 1
17-May 0 0
18-May 2 1
19-May 2 1
20-May 0 0
21-May 0 0
22-May END 0 0
Spring 2010
Date Northbound Whales Northbound Calves
8-Feb 0 0
9-Feb 0 0
10-Feb 0 0
11-Feb 1 0
12-Feb 1 0
13-Feb 5 0
14-Feb 4 0
15-Feb 6 0
16-Feb 1 0
17-Feb 5 0
18-Feb 7 0
19-Feb 1 0
20-Feb 4 0
21-Feb 3 0
22-Feb 14 0
23-Feb 1 0
24-Feb 0 0
25-Feb 7 0
26-Feb 4 0
27-Feb 0 0
28-Feb 7 0
1-Mar 15 0
2-Mar 8 0
3-Mar 10 0
4-Mar 8 0
5-Mar 3 0
6-Mar 5 0
7-Mar 3 0
8-Mar 3 0
9-Mar 0 0
10-Mar 4 0
11-Mar 19 0
12-Mar 16 0
13-Mar 10 0
14-Mar 18 0
15-Mar 20 0
16-Mar 20 0
17-Mar 26 0
18-Mar 9 0
19-Mar 0/fog 0
20-Mar 24 0
21-Mar 13 0
22-Mar 7 0
23-Mar 25 0
24-Mar 9 0
25-Mar 12 1
26-Mar 26 0
27-Mar 16 0
28-Mar 9 1
29-Mar 13 0
30-Mar 1 0
31-Mar 5 0
1-Apr 7 0
2-Apr 1 1
3-Apr 5 0
4-Apr 8 2
5-Apr 0 0
6-Apr 6 3
7-Apr 0 0
8-Apr 0 0
9-Apr 9 0
10-Apr 3 0
11-Apr 0 0
12-Apr 6 2
13-Apr 4 0
14-Apr 6 2
15-Apr 9 3
16-Apr 14 4
17-Apr 4 2
18-Apr 0 0
19-Apr 6 0
20-Apr 4 2
21-Apr 0 0
22-Apr 0 0
23-Apr 0 0
24-Apr 2 1
25-Apr 2 1
26-Apr 0 0
27-Apr 0 0
28-Apr 2 1
29-Apr 0 0
30-Apr 0 0
1-May 0 0
2-May 2 1
3-May 2 1
4-May 2 1
5-May 0 0
6-May 2 1
7-May 3 1
8-May 4 2
9-May 0 0
10-May 0 0
11-May 0 0
12-May 1 0
13-May 0 0
14-May 0 0
15-May 0 0
16-May 1 0
17-May 1 0
18-May 0 0
19-May 0 0
20-May 0 0
21-May 0 0
22-May 0 0
23-May END 0 0
Totals* 544 33

* Total census hours = 2, 348.
Volunteers worked 2,348 hours and 15 minutes between February 8 and May 12. The final day, May 23rd, made the year's total 105 days. As Director Michael H. Smith said, "Well done." Thanks to every one of them for their dedication and sharing!

Data courtesy of Gray Whales Count.

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