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Checklist S12026448

 
Location
Grand Bay NWR/NERR, Jackson County, Mississippi, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
8.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Mark Woodrey
Comments:
The passive observations were made while attempting to capture and band Seaside Spaarows. We visited/observed birds in four habitats including mud/sand flats, emergent marsh, oyster bars, and open water bays.
Species
50 species (+2 other taxa) total
2
Northern Shoveler
4
Mottled Duck
3
Northern Pintail
10
Redhead
35
Greater/Lesser Scaup
15
Horned Grebe
7
Clapper Rail
1
Sora
23
American Oystercatcher
9
Black-bellied Plover
10
Semipalmated Plover
1
Piping Plover
4
Ruddy Turnstone
14
Sanderling
125
Dunlin
20
Least Sandpiper
9
Western Sandpiper
40
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
8
Greater Yellowlegs
32
Willet
17
Laughing Gull
4
Ring-billed Gull
1
Herring Gull
4
Gull-billed Tern

We observed these birds fly by at about 20 meters then observed tham as they landed and roosted on a sand bar about 15 m from our observation point. All four birds had black legs, a heavy bl;ack bill, but their crown was overall white with fine, black streaks.

8
Caspian Tern
50
Forster's Tern
20
Royal Tern
1
Black Skimmer
15
Double-crested Cormorant
75
American White Pelican

We observed at least 75 total individuals but there were likely more in the area; this is a minimum estimate for number of individuals/

40
Brown Pelican
6
Great Blue Heron
20
Great Egret
13
Snowy Egret
45
Tricolored Heron
10
White Ibis
3
Osprey
4
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Peregrine Falcon
6
Tree Swallow
3
Sedge Wren
25
Marsh Wren
7
Seaside Sparrow
30
Nelson's Sparrow
5
Savannah Sparrow
15
Red-winged Blackbird
18
Common Grackle
6
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Common Yellowthroat
 

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

Yes