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Checklist S46737808

 
Location
Flat Island, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, CA ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:24 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
2 hour(s), 6 minute(s)
Distance:
2.55 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Alix d'Entremont , Kathleen MacAulay List
Comments:
Ted has done nest counts at Flat Island in the past, but none were completed recently. The last large count of terns here was on July 12, 2016 when over 100 terns were observed with two adult Arctic Terns feeding a young one (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S30681093). There were three groupings of terns: south of the pond, west of the pond and north of the pond. COEI/Gull nests below, e=egg, c-chick.

TERN NEST COUNT:
1 Egg (18)
2 Eggs (24)
3 Eggs (6)
1 Chick (14)
2 Chicks (5)
3 Chicks (5)
1 Egg, 1 Chick (4)
1 Egg, 2 Chicks (1)
2 Eggs, 1 Chick (1)
empty (5)
*Total Non-Empty Nests* (78)

COEI Nests: 3e, 4e, empty, 4e, 4e, 6e, 5e, 1e, 1e 4c, 6e (10 Non-Empty)
Gull Nests: 2c, 2c, 1e, 1c, 2e 1c (6 Non-Empty)

HISTORICAL DATA for Flat Island from Ted.ca:
June 24, 1995 - 2 ARTE nests
Aug 4, 1997 - Few terns on western end
June 7,1998 - 14 ARTE nests
June 5, 1999 - 20 ARTE nests
June 1, 2000 - 11 ARTE nests
June 29, 2002 - 31 ARTE nests
July 14, 2007 - No ARTE nesting
Aug 2, 2008 - Small colony, flying chicks
June 5, 2011 - 37 COTE/ARTE nests on western side plus unknown number on eastern end.
June 8, 2012 - Colony present, but no count done.
June 2, 2014 - "We could not locate any tern nests, but there had to be some"
July 10, 2017 - "We only saw a handful of terns (both COTE and ARTE)"
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9
Species
18 species total
1
1
12
1
1

Photos

ML105300191

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
1
62
10
6
40
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML105294361

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality

Nest with eggs.

70
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML105291381

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML105294381

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
3
1
6
1
10
2
24
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes