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Checklist S46905707

 
Location
Coffin Island, Queens County, Nova Scotia, CA ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:12 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 8 minute(s)
Distance:
3.49 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Alix d'Entremont , Kathleen MacAulay List
Comments:
We had 259 tern nests with eggs/chicks as well as 66 large chicks wandering around—many of which likely belonged to the 76 empty nests that we also counted. This number of nests on Coffin is about twice last year's count. Thirty-six chicks were found to be deceased (see attached photo). Kathleen, a veterinarian at the Parade Street Animal Hospital, examined some of the recently dead chicks and found that there was no apparent trauma or issue with the organs visible under the skin (lungs/liver), but that there was very little fat or muscle. Last year on June 28 there were 22 dead chicks on Coffin Island.

1 Egg (102)
2 Eggs (89)
1 Chick (36)
2 Chicks (5)
3 Chicks (18)
1 Egg, 1 Chick (7)
2 Eggs, 1 Chick (4)
empty (76)

Total non-empty Nests (261)
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9
Species
8 species total
22
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
3
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
120
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
50
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
ML106056631

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
Sex:
Sex Unknown
100
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML106055061

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML106058491

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality

Mostly dark bill and very little black wedge on upperside of wing on outer primaries.

ML106058501

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality

Mostly dark bill and very little black wedge on upperside of wing on outer primaries.

100
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML106055111

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality

Banded

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML106055121

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML106055131

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
175
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
ML106056601

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
1
 

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

Yes