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Checklist S12263318

 
Location
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
3 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
28.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Andrew Haffenden
Comments:
circumnavigation by boat of dauphin island up to a mile or so offshore. Included sand islets east of pelican
Species
25 species (+1 other taxa) total
2
Mottled Duck
X
Bufflehead
X
Common Goldeneye
X
Red-breasted Merganser
2
American Oystercatcher
3
Black-bellied Plover
X
Sanderling
X
Dunlin

at least 300

X
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
3
Willet
1
Bonaparte's Gull
X
Laughing Gull
X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull

immature seen on the water and flying by two observers, adult seen very well by all observers. Very large, very black, pink legs.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
X
Caspian Tern
X
Royal Tern
5
Common Loon
1
Sooty Shearwater

seen sitting on water several times and flying. All dark bird, shearwater bill, reasonably extensive light underwings. Photos taken by two observers,

© Andrew Haffenden

Average Quality

© Andrew Haffenden

Average Quality
2
Magnificent Frigatebird

2 birds observed by all observers on rigging of shrimp boat. Silhouettes only, but shape and long tail unmistakeable. Record photo taken.

1
Northern Gannet
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Brown Pelican
4
Great Blue Heron
1
Reddish Egret
 

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

Yes