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Checklist S41645002

 
Location
Estero Las Aguas, Choluteca, HN ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:20 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 57 minute(s)
Distance:
8.4 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Alfonso Auerbach List , John van Dort
Comments:
Started two hours after low tide.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.28
Species
36 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Wood Stork Mycteria americana
2
Magnificent Frigatebird Fregata magnificens
9
Neotropic Cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus
3
American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos
430
Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis
6
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
5
Great Egret Ardea alba
4
Snowy Egret Egretta thula
25
Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea
1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron Nyctanassa violacea
1
White Ibis Eudocimus albus
2
Black Vulture Coragyps atratus
3
Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura
1
Osprey Pandion haliaetus
1
Black-bellied Plover Pluvialis squatarola
50
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
13
Whimbrel (Hudsonian) Numenius phaeopus hudsonicus
3
Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus

Photos

© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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24
Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa

© John van Dort

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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200
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
200
Semipalmated/Western Sandpiper Calidris pusilla/mauri
1300
peep sp. Calidris sp. (peep sp.)
61
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus

© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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1
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
44
Willet (Western) Tringa semipalmata inornata
8
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
70
Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla

© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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1
Western Gull Larus occidentalis

**** MEGA. Adult, so identification relatively straightforward: stocky, dark-mantled gull about the size of Herring Gull; heavy, drooping bill with bulbous tip; dull, pinkish legs; yellow orbital ring (rules out "Chandeleur's Gull", which has a reddish-orange orbital ring and dull greenish legs); wide white 'skirt'. Appears to be the paler-mantled nominate subspecies. The right wing was hanging down at all times, and the bird seemed incapable of flight, although otherwise in relatively good condition. New species for Honduras and Central America.

© John van Dort

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Age:
Adult

© John van Dort

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Detail of head showing yellow orbital ring.

Age:
Adult

© John van Dort

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Note pinkish cream legs.

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Adult

© John van Dort

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Age:
Adult

© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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651
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica

Counted with hand clicker.

© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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43
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
15
Royal Tern Thalasseus maximus
1
Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans
1900
Black Skimmer Rynchops niger

Counted with hand clicker by tens.

© John van Dort

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© John van Dort

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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© Alfonso Auerbach

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Behaviors:
call, flight call
1
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
2
Rufous-browed Peppershrike Cyclarhis gujanensis
1
Mangrove Vireo Vireo pallens
6
Mangrove Swallow Tachycineta albilinea
1
Yellow Warbler (Mangrove) Setophaga petechia [erithachorides Group]
 

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