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Checklist S12180638

 
Location
Bill Baggs Cape Florida SP, Miami-Dade County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
1.1 mile(s)
Observers:
Robin Diaz
Comments:
Winter survey route including Youth Camp area. More activity than yesterday, perhaps due to low cloud cover that remained most of the morning. Liz Golden joined me at 8:45. AMGO heard about 5 minutes after starting survey.
Species
25 species total
7
2
3
12
2
1
1

Very interesting bird that seems to be a "Southern" juvenile, according to Brian Wheeler's book _Raptors of Eastern North America_. Window crescents were large and tawny colored and throat, head and nape were dark chocolate brown, with no supercilium.

7
5

3 birds together right behind office; for some reason GCFL like this area.

1

across from office

1

past old debris pile area; also heard yesterday but not confirmed

1
9
4
11
15
1
8

Flock of 8 seen at 8:40 as they flew south to north along the dirt Nature Trail. They flew fairly low and stayed in a tight flock with slightly undulating flight, though not as extreme as AMGO's. They were small brown finches with visible streaking and dark underwings. A few birds showed slight yellow in wings. They had short, forked tails. The birds gave explosive "bewu" flight calls and 1-2 birds also gave the typical "zipper" call. Considering the number of AMGO this morning, I was not surprised to find these birds. Jim King later found 3 PISI with an AMGO flock in the north end of the county.

196

In various sized flocks throughout the morning. The largest flock was ~60 birds and two other flocks had ~50 birds each. Two large flocks flew south, past the tip of the island but turned around and came back after about 3 minutes. The 12-mile stretch of water was probably daunting! Most of the birds stayed fairly high but easily identified.

6
2
7
32
34

largest number for me in the park this season

16
 

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

Yes