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Checklist S12305063

 
Location
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
6 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
6.53 mile(s)
Observers:
Jaclyn Smolinsky List , Jeffrey Buler List , Kyle Horton List , Kyle Horton List , Mason Sieges List , Tim Schreckengost
Comments:
Bombay Hook NWR CBC. Distance calculated using Running Map.
Species
65 species (+4 other taxa) total
3500
Snow Goose
217
Canada Goose
2
Tundra Swan
1
Blue-winged Teal

*rare-drake in flight. Others had better looks, but the bird was obviously smaller-bodied and smaller-billed than surrounding Mallards in flight; blue patch in the upperwing coverts apparent in flight.

76
Northern Shoveler
150
Mallard
3
American Black Duck
14
Northern Pintail
44
Green-winged Teal
5
Bufflehead
3
Hooded Merganser
11
duck sp.

*rare-birds overhead that were unidentifiable.

120
Mourning Dove
3
Clapper Rail
1
Black-necked Stilt

*rare-continuing bird. tall shorebird with black neck and back and white below; long, pink/red legs and a relatively long black bill. Supporting photo attached:

Black-necked Stilt, Kent County, Delaware on 16 December 2012

130
American Avocet

*high count-continuing birds; counted in one scan by Kyle.

3
Marbled Godwit

*rare-continuing birds. large, light brown shorebirds; appeared larger than surrounding American Avocets; head and bills were tucked in most of the time, but one was actively feeding and long, bicolored bill was apparent.

50
Dunlin
7
Long-billed Dowitcher

*rare-medium-sized shorebird with relatively long bill when compared to the head. Bill appeared to be twice as long as the head; bold supercilium.

13
Greater Yellowlegs
11
Ring-billed Gull
1
Herring Gull
4
gull sp.
6
Great Blue Heron
8
Northern Harrier
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Accipiter sp.
2
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
7
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Belted Kingfisher
7
Red-bellied Woodpecker
5
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
7
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
2
Peregrine Falcon
1
large falcon sp.

*rare-observed by Jeff chasing a Red-tailed Hawk through the marsh. Likely a Peregrine Falcon.

45
Blue Jay
5
American Crow
4
Horned Lark
7
Carolina Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
2
Marsh Wren
10
Carolina Wren
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
American Robin
4
Northern Mockingbird
63
European Starling
4
American Pipit
1
Cedar Waxwing
4
House Finch
19
American Goldfinch
5
Field Sparrow
6
Fox Sparrow (Red)
2
Dark-eyed Junco
6
White-crowned Sparrow
120
White-throated Sparrow
6
Savannah Sparrow
40
Song Sparrow
22
Swamp Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
1
Eastern Meadowlark
786
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Common Yellowthroat

*rare-bird observed visually and audibly by all observers. Bird was dull yellow overall with a slightly brighter yellow in the throat and neck areas; gave the distinct "bag of marbles" chip note several times.

44
Northern Cardinal
13
House Sparrow
Additional species seen by Mason Sieges:
1
Fox Sparrow
Additional species seen by Kyle Horton:
1
Fox Sparrow
1
Fox Sparrow
Additional species seen by Jaclyn Smolinsky:
1
Fox Sparrow
Additional species seen by Jeffrey Buler:
1
Fox Sparrow
 

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

Yes