Checklist S23491084

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Owner T R Shankar Raman

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With MNS members (at least 5). Left Guindy National Park at 0900 h for Pulicat. Reached near light house at 1350, took sail boat into lake soon after. Clear sunny day. Also recall seeing a hammer-head shark in the water under the boat on that day. Passed abreast of lighthouse at 1353, mouth of sea at 1410, Buckingham canal at 1434, half hour break (1435-1505) Grub island.

Observations

  1. duck sp.

    Number observed: 763
  2. Number observed: 17
  3. Number observed: 50

    Details: Around 50. No further notes. This was birds counted from boat over nearly 3 hours.

  4. plover sp.

    Number observed: 13
  5. Number observed: 3

    Details: Birds noted from boat, there were probably more, this is minimum count. Bird identification familiar from Adyar estuary.

  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: Birds noted from boat, there were probably more, this is minimum count. Bird identification familiar from Adyar estuary.

  7. godwit sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: many more (lumped with shorebirds--large)

  8. peep sp.

    Number observed: 5
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: Single bird noted during birds counted from boat. No additional notes.

  11. shorebird sp.

    Number observed: 166

    Details: 106 smaller and 60 larger

  12. gull sp.

    Number observed: 38
  13. Number observed: 9

    Details: May have been many more (cryptic note as 400+.) Very familiar with this bird ID from Adyar estuary.

  14. tern sp.

    Number observed: 13
  15. cormorant sp.

    Number observed: 7
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 24
  18. Number observed: 8
  19. white egret sp.

    Number observed: 101
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. diurnal raptor sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Eagle/osprey?