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Checklist S11872900

 
Location
Ocean Shores, Grays Harbor County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Aug 07, 1983 3:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Bill Tweit
Species
24 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Green-winged Teal
4
scoter sp.
15
Black-bellied Plover
4
Pacific Golden-Plover
4
American/Pacific Golden-Plover (Lesser Golden-Plover)
320
Whimbrel
2
Ruddy Turnstone
1
Ruff

One adult male with traces of breeding plumage left, feeding on the mudflats on the west side of the sink.

A medium-sized shorebird with orange legs, dark brown back with faint light rufous margining. Beak dark, approx. 2" with a slight droop at the tip. Breast and neck blackish, face whitish, giving the appearance of goggles. Size: body bulk of a dowitcher, but with a longer, skinnier neck and small head.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
15
Sanderling
1
Baird's Sandpiper
30
Least Sandpiper
250
Western Sandpiper
30
Short-billed Dowitcher (caurinus)
1
Long-billed Dowitcher
2
Greater Yellowlegs
200
Heermann's Gull
40
Ring-billed Gull
100
Western Gull
40
California Gull
10
Glaucous-winged Gull
X
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid)
200
Caspian Tern
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 10 190
2
Common/Arctic Tern
3
Elegant Tern

An invasion year. We found three Elegants roosting on a spit with approx. 100 Caspians. They were 1/2 the bulk of the Caspians, with a faint pinkish bloom on the sides of the chest, on the belly and undertail coverts. Their mantle color was 1 shade darker than the Caspians with a dull dark bar on the middle coverts. The black folded primaries extended beyond the tips of the rectrices. The short black legs were approx. 1/2" shorter than the Caspians. They had a white nape, black hind crown extending around to the eyes, and white between the eye and the beak. They had pinkish-white underwings. The beaks were slightly longer than the Caspians and proportionally much slenderer with a more pronounced gonydeal angle. One birds beak was a strong orange with a yellow tip, one bird's beak was a little more reddish than gull yellow and the the third's beak was medium orange.

2
Red-throated Loon
15
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
 

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