Checklist S15785060

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Belmar pelagic 1/15/12 - offshore leg (2-15 miles offshore)

Owner Paulagic Birding

Traveling
  • 30
  • 40 mi
Checklist Comments

See Life Paulagics trip out of Belmar, NJ. clear, 20° F, NW 10-15 mph, seas 2-4 feet. This leg of the trip ran from the base of Sandy Hook heading SE and then south to a point off of Manasquan Inlet before returning north and inshore to the Belmar area.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 30
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 17
  5. Number observed: 40

    Details: *rare and high this far inshore; groups of 1-5 flushed off the water between 11:54 AM and 2:00 PM; photos

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  6. Number observed: 5

    Details: *uncommon but probably regular in this strip of water; all basic plumage birds, all singles, viewed both on water and in flight; photos

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  7. Number observed: 42

    Details: *common here; photos

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  8. large alcid sp.

    Number observed: 6

    Details: Razorbill or murre

  9. Number observed: 3

    Details: *uncommon to common offshore; adults or near adults; one with retained P10s; all three photographed, 2 behind the boat attracted by chum, and 1 off in the distance (probably >1 mile) that never approached the boat.

  10. Number observed: 14
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 1200
  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: *uncommon - one juvenile/ first cycle bird attracted to the back of the boat by chum near the southern terminus of the track

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

    Details: *uncommon - one second cycle bird attracted to the back of the boat by chum near the southern terminus of the track while we were photographing the second BL Kittiwake

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  15. Number observed: 200
  16. Number observed: 12

    Details: *uncommon - two on a marker buoy, the other ten in the water surrounding the marker