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Checklist S10458082

 
Location
Indiana Dunes SP, Porter County, Indiana, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
3
Duration:
8 hour(s)
Observers:
Brad Bumgardner
Comments:
N/A
Species
76 species total
3
Canada Goose
7
Wood Duck
10
Blue-winged Teal
2
Mallard
1
White-winged Scoter
87
Red-breasted Merganser
4
Horned Grebe
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
White-winged Dove

flying past green tower site, east to west, within 100 feet of observers. White wing bars clearly noted. This site has produced this species on occasion, particularly in April.

81
Mourning Dove
37
Chimney Swift
2
American Golden-Plover
8
Killdeer
5
Pectoral Sandpiper
2
Solitary Sandpiper
3
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
436
Ring-billed Gull
26
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

2nd year bird. non-adult on water and flying. smaller than great black-backed seen moments later.

1
Great Black-backed Gull
24
Caspian Tern
50
Red-throated Loon

spectacular flight, all non breeding plumage. Kicked up by two boats, all flying west.

12
Common Loon
248
Double-crested Cormorant
13
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
27
Turkey Vulture
15
Osprey

continuous stream of birds in afternoon, flying east to west in hawk watch.

7
Northern Harrier
9
Sharp-shinned Hawk
4
Cooper's Hawk
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
96
Broad-winged Hawk

kettles of 15 and 21 seen flying over park. Migration in high winds and generally cloudy skies. breast barring and dark tail bars clearly noted on many birds.

14
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
11
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

rather low count for this date!

3
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker
19
American Kestrel
13
Merlin

new state record, 1 more seen after Brendan left. All during hawkwatch.

1
Peregrine Falcon
13
Blue Jay
2
American Crow
101
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

good count of several thousand total swallows. Many seen and heard calling past.

25
Purple Martin
2369
Tree Swallow

dunes area record count. Continuous stream, most certainly under counted.

8
Bank Swallow
201
Barn Swallow
22
Cliff Swallow
2
Tufted Titmouse
21
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
7
Eastern Bluebird
1
Hermit Thrush
108
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher
51
European Starling
30
Cedar Waxwing
2
House Finch
182
American Goldfinch
1
Smith's Longspur

silent bird! Found quickly in flight and followed. White tail retrices and white wing bars seen in flight!

19
Chipping Sparrow
1
Field Sparrow
3
Dark-eyed Junco
1
Eastern Towhee
1914
Red-winged Blackbird
50
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Rusty Blackbird
66
Common Grackle
3
Pine Warbler
10
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Northern Cardinal
2
House Sparrow
 

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