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Checklist S12301822

 
Location
Circle B Bar Reserve, Polk County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Dec 15, 2012 6:00 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
10 hour(s)
Distance:
14.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Linda Cooper
Species
89 species total
542
Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

this is our best estimate as the birds are moving around in the marshes constantly; they breed and raise their families in the marshes

75
Blue-winged Teal
2
Northern Shoveler
10
Gadwall
1
American Wigeon
5
Mottled Duck
2
Green-winged Teal
60
Ring-necked Duck
6
Lesser Scaup
1
Bufflehead
2
Hooded Merganser
6
Wild Turkey

in the picnic area

24
Pied-billed Grebe
4
Common Ground-Dove
13
Mourning Dove
2
Eastern Whip-poor-will

1 near the Nature Discovery Center; the other sitting in the dike road just past the windmill

2
Sora
88
Common Gallinule
539
American Coot (Red-shielded)
82
Limpkin

there are probably more than we counted; they seem to be thriving on the exotic apple snail

26
Sandhill Crane
2
Killdeer
3
Wilson's Snipe
19
Bonaparte's Gull

in Lake Hancock

4
Ring-billed Gull
6
Caspian Tern
2
Forster's Tern
2
Wood Stork
37
Anhinga
44
Double-crested Cormorant
11
American White Pelican
1
American Bittern
20
Great Blue Heron
106
Great Egret
99
Snowy Egret
63
Little Blue Heron

the marshes provide perfect feeding opportunities for herons and egrets

52
Tricolored Heron

the marshes provide perfect feeding opportunities for herons and egrets

45
Cattle Egret
1
Green Heron
10
Black-crowned Night-Heron
262
White Ibis
73
Glossy Ibis
39
Roseate Spoonbill

it is difficult to count this species as they move about feeding in the marshes but birds are constantly moving in and out of this area during the day

42
Black Vulture
162
Turkey Vulture
13
Osprey
2
Cooper's Hawk
6
Bald Eagle

all adults; 1 pair at nest

12
Red-shouldered Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barn Owl

at the usual place in the open pavilion by the Nature Discovery Center

5
Barred Owl
7
Belted Kingfisher
2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
15
Red-bellied Woodpecker
4
Pileated Woodpecker
7
American Kestrel
26
Eastern Phoebe
4
White-eyed Vireo
16
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
100
Fish Crow
1
Tree Swallow
9
Tufted Titmouse
15
House Wren
9
Marsh Wren

very vocal and a few sat up for viewing; scattered along the marshes

9
Carolina Wren
47
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4
Eastern Bluebird

adults seen on the west side of the property; after passing the nursery and prior to the creek there is open area on the left; all were in this area

170
American Robin
17
Gray Catbird
7
Northern Mockingbird
1
Vesper Sparrow

sat up nicely for photos - L.Cooper; in sandhill area

30
Savannah Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
2
Eastern Towhee
8
Eastern Meadowlark
124
Red-winged Blackbird
230
Common Grackle
10
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
22
Common Yellowthroat

the marsh grasses and edges provide the perfect habitat for this species

64
Palm Warbler
6
Pine Warbler
42
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Yellow-throated Warbler

all seen well in oak hammocks and trees along Lake Hancock

3
Prairie Warbler
25
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes