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Checklist S11559375

 
Location
Scarborough Marsh, Cumberland County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Charles Caron
Species
46 species (+1 other taxa) total
16
Blue-winged Teal
2
Mallard
48
Green-winged Teal
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
7
Semipalmated Plover
12
Least Sandpiper
1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Observed a shorebird with a very uniform, tan (buffy) appearance, with a distinct dark eye and a very upright posture. Larger than the peep and smaller than the yellowlegs that were nearby.

1
Pectoral Sandpiper
87
Semipalmated Sandpiper
3
Short-billed Dowitcher
1
Spotted Sandpiper
19
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Willet

Two birds observed well flying low in the marsh.

32
Lesser Yellowlegs
9
Herring Gull
1
Great Black-backed Gull
15
Double-crested Cormorant
13
Great Blue Heron
16
Great Egret
20
Snowy Egret
6
Little Blue Heron
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4 2
1
Green Heron
4
Glossy Ibis
1
Northern Harrier
1
Red-tailed Hawk
6
Belted Kingfisher

Numerous birds. Tried to keep track of their movements to come up with this count.

3
Downy Woodpecker
1
Merlin
4
American Crow
1500
Tree Swallow

Large congregation both low over the marsh and also rising up higher in the distance towards the western end of the marsh. This is likely a very conservative number.

1
Barn Swallow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Marsh Wren
1
American Robin
3
Gray Catbird
102
European Starling
12
House Finch
9
American Goldfinch
1
Nelson's Sparrow
3
Saltmarsh Sparrow
4
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)
6
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
8
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Northern Cardinal
12
House Sparrow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes