Checklist S33253628

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Owner Rex Stanford

  • 3
  • 0.4 mi
Checklist Comments

The party consisted of Birgit (my wife), Erik Breden, and me. The estimated distance is what I deem the likely distance covered in our walks about this area in search of birds during the time of our visit here. This was the fifth day since the onset of the devastating avian fallout that had begun, as my recollection serves (of information from local-area friends), on the afternoon of 04/24/13 and that continued in its avian consequences for several days. It is not my intention to describe here that fallout episode but only our checklist with related photos for 04/29/13, which probably included many birds that had come in during the fallout period that had remained to recuperate through rest and feeding in preparation for their continuing migration, as well as birds that came in very late in the fallout period and even on the day we were there. It was, of course, time for northbound migration. Several human "guardian angels" (my term) of the birds had put out large amounts of food of various kinds for the birds, including bird seed, cut oranges, and worms, the variety being in the hope of meeting the nutritional needs of a broad range of migrants. (the present party also made a visit to this site on 04/25/13, at the height of the avian-fallout horror, and I hope very soon to submit a separate checklist with photos for that most extraordinary occasion.) The present checklist was submitted on 12/28/16, and timing information for our visit was derived from photo time information.


  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two photos are provided herewith, showing an adult male of this species. At times one or perhaps both of the two of this species that we saw could be heard singing characteristic notes. Both Erik and I heard this singing, and it was heard quite often. The sun was out at that time.

  7. Number observed: 6

    Details: A single photo is supplied herewith, showing two adult male Orchard Orioles.

  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: This was a female. More comments are provided in relation to the photo itself.

  9. Number observed: 25

    Details: Notes said, "dozens" of this species were seen. This place was teeming with this species, especially in the vicinity of the half-oranges, which were so plentiful.

  10. Number observed: 5
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 4

    Details: This is an estimate; field notes said "several."

  14. Number observed: 2

    Details: Field notes indicate two males.

  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 20

    Details: The notes say "at least 20." The place was teeming with this species, and it was hard to get a photo of another species in a feeding area without two or, often, more of this species being nearby (and within the photo frame).

  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 4

    Details: This number is an estimate; field notes said only "several." The field notes do not indicate how many males and females might have been present. Clearly, the individual in Photo ML43734471 is a male. I do not have any photos for this date of a female of this species.

  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: Notes said "1 male."

  20. Number observed: 10
  21. Number observed: 4

    Details: This is an estimate; notes said "several."

  22. Number observed: 2

    Details: Both male and females of this species were found, both very interested in the sliced oranges that were readily available atop a fence.

  23. Number observed: 4

    Details: Notes said, "at least 4."

  24. Number observed: 4

    Details: Notes said "several," which I estimate as four.

  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Sex Unknown
  27. Number observed: 4

    Details: The notes said "at least 4." Herewith are photos of 1 male and 1 female Chestnut-sided Warbler.

  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 1

    Details: I got one photo of this bird, but it does not seem to allow definitive sexing of this individual.

  30. Number observed: 2

    Details: I observed 2 Summer Tanagers (1 adult male; 1 immature male)

  31. Number observed: 2

    Details: One adult male and one adult female Scarlet Tanager were found. The female found and killed a Giant Wolf Spider (see Photo ML159533731).

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  32. Number observed: 3

    Details: We found 3 of this species (1 immature male; 2 mature females).

  33. Number observed: 6

    Details: Notes say, "mostly males," but no further breakdown was provided.

  34. Number observed: 24

    Details: Notes said "many," so this estimate may well be substantially conservative. This species was very common at this site at this time.

  35. Number observed: 6

    Details: At least six were seen; specifically noted were 2 males and at least 4 females.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 4
    Sex Unknown
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