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Checklist S11848876

 
Location
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
16.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Moore
Species
69 species (+2 other taxa) total
500
Canada Goose
1
Cinnamon Teal

Found by Bruce Peterjohn from Bear Swamp Tower. Partial breeding plumage male with extensive rusty feathers on breast and flanks. Large spatulate bill. Blue shoulder patches. Overall buffy tones in rest of plumage.

100
Northern Shoveler
2
Gadwall
12
Mallard
25
American Black Duck
150
Northern Pintail
200
Green-winged Teal
40
Ruddy Duck
4
Northern Bobwhite
9
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Mourning Dove
6
American Coot (Red-shielded)
200
American Avocet
60
Black-bellied Plover
1
American Golden-Plover
1
Hudsonian Godwit
8
Marbled Godwit
4
Stilt Sandpiper
800
Dunlin
25
Semipalmated Sandpiper
300
Western Sandpiper
200
Long-billed Dowitcher

Two large flocks, one mixed with other shorebirds at Shearness with about 150 birds. Another 50 birds were resting in Bear Swamp Pool with yellowlegs. All actively foraging birds had the hunched appearance of LBDO. No evidence of any SBDO present, although I did not specifically ID each individual.

70
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Willet
40
Lesser Yellowlegs
45
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
3
Laughing Gull
40
Ring-billed Gull
25
Herring Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
60
Forster's Tern
7
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern
10
Great Blue Heron
25
Great Egret
4
Snowy Egret
1
Black Vulture
20
Turkey Vulture
3
Northern Harrier
3
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Bald Eagle
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
5
American Kestrel
7
Eastern Phoebe
6
Blue Jay
20
American Crow
2
Fish Crow
30
crow sp.
5
Tree Swallow
2
Carolina Chickadee
1
Winter Wren
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Eastern Bluebird
1
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
2
Northern Mockingbird
50
European Starling
2
House Finch
5
American Goldfinch
3
Field Sparrow
1
White-crowned Sparrow
1
White-throated Sparrow
5
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
100
Red-winged Blackbird
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler
8
Northern Cardinal
2
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes