Checklist S9357004

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Nocturnal

Owner Ryan Douglas

Traveling
  • 2
  • 20 mi
Checklist Comments

With Vic Bogosian, refuge manager

Observations

  1. Number observed: 100
  2. Number observed: 2

    Details: Flew over Missouri River (seen from MO River Parking Lot)

  3. Number observed: 32
  4. Number observed: 115
  5. Number observed: 5
  6. Number observed: 6225
  7. Number observed: 3

    Details: One in Pool 14 (currently closed to public), two in Pool 6.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 3
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  8. Number observed: 40
  9. Number observed: 200

    Details: Large group on City of Columbia Wetland Unit 3 (permission granted to access prior to count; normally off limits)

  10. Number observed: 2

    Details: In Pool 14 (currently closed to public)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  11. Number observed: 8
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 6
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  12. Number observed: 9

    Details: One female in Distribution Channel, the rest in Pool 14 (currently closed to public)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female 5
    Sex Unknown
  13. Number observed: 4

    Details: Flew over my head going from Missouri River to Pool 14/15 at sunset.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  14. Number observed: 4

    Details: In Pool 14 (currently closed to public)

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  15. Number observed: 1

    Details: In distribution channel

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  16. Number observed: 6
  17. Number observed: 6
  18. Number observed: 11

    Details: All on Missouri River Trail

  19. Number observed: 351

    Details: All over the place, mostly in areas typically off limits to the public until the end of waterfowl season

  20. Number observed: 5

    Details: Four birds were seen together at sunrise at the CIty of Columbia Wetlands Unit 3 (off limits to public). They soon flew down Perche Creek. Later in the day I found a single crane in Pool 14 (currently closed to the public). Around 4pm I watched four cranes fly NE from Pool 9. About 5 minutes later a single crane was flying and calling over Pools 14/15. Around 5:30am I heard 2 or 3 cranes calling. Not sure if they were additional cranes or the ones accounted for during the day.

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  21. Number observed: 4
  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: Heard calling and seen flying at City of Columbia Wetland Unit 2. Likely the same bird Paul McKenzie watched briefly fly in and land at Wetland Unit 3 around the same time.

  23. Number observed: 96

    Details: Most resting on a sandbar in the Missouri River visible from far north end of Missouri River Trail. Many flying up the river throughout the morning weren't counted in case they were doubles.

  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying up the Missouri River. Hulking bird with noticeable red spot on bill.

  25. Number observed: 36

    Details: Scattered throughout, but a group of ~22 was present together

  26. Number observed: 2
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  27. Number observed: 1

    Details: Huge bird

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  28. Number observed: 3
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1 2
  29. Number observed: 11

    Details: Likely a very conservative count.

  30. Number observed: 1

    Details: Gorgeous bird. Dark adult with white tail and white wing linings. Very dark overall with some streaking on breast.

  31. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen hovering at daybreak north of Pool 1. Not relocated later in the day.

  32. Number observed: 29

    Details: 27 heard only, 2 nearly flew into me. Conservatively counted to avoid double-counting. Heard between 4am and 6:45am along Missouri River Trail (~2 1/2 miles walking).

  33. Number observed: 9

    Details: Frequently dueting. Conservatively counted. Likely at least 14 birds.

  34. Number observed: 8

    Details: Conservatively counted, but likely at least 12 birds.

  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: I found this bird perched on the ground in some tall grass out In Pool 14 (currently closed to public). Did not follow once it took flight.

  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 11
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 2
  41. Number observed: 2
  42. Number observed: 2

    Details: Where did all the jays go?

  43. Number observed: 16
  44. Number observed: 41
  45. Number observed: 3

    Details: Where did all the titmice go?

  46. Number observed: 4
  47. Number observed: 1

    Details: On Missouri River Trail

  48. Number observed: 8
  49. Number observed: 3
  50. Number observed: 1

    Details: At dusk along west edge of Pool 12 (currently closed to public).

  51. Number observed: 100000

    Details: Mixed in with river of blackbirds

  52. Number observed: 9
  53. Number observed: 2

    Details: Both perched in atop a tree just before 7am at Missouri River Parking Lot.

  54. Number observed: 17
  55. Number observed: 110
  56. Number observed: 1

    Details: At dusk along west edge of Pool 12 (currently closed to public).

  57. Number observed: 58
  58. Number observed: 24

    Details: Found along entire length of Missouri River Trail (~4 miles walking).

  59. Number observed: 52
  60. Number observed: 2

    Details: Seen/heard just before 7am at Missouri River Parking Lot.

  61. Number observed: 11
  62. Number observed: 8
  63. Number observed: 30
  64. Number observed: 57

    Details: Abundant in several pools.

  65. Number observed: 1

    Details: Required a tape to lure in at dusk along west edge of Pool 12 (currently closed to public).

  66. Number observed: 6
  67. Number observed: 1250000

    Details: Estimated to be ~25% of flock of ~5 million blackbirds/starlings. Incredible river of birds that continued uninterrupted for >15 minutes. Video of a small part of the flock (as it was winding down) here: http://youtu.be/USMKe3mfBH4

  68. Number observed: 3

    Details: At dusk along west edge of Pool 12 (currently closed to public).

  69. Number observed: 3

    Details: At dusk along west edge of Pool 12 (currently closed to public).

  70. Number observed: 3750000

    Details: Estimated to be ~75% of flock of ~5 million blackbirds/starlings. Incredible river of birds that continued uninterrupted for >15 minutes. Video of a small part of the flock (as it was winding down) here: http://youtu.be/USMKe3mfBH4

  71. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  72. Number observed: 39
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