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Checklist S13807785

 
Location
Tawas Point SP, Iosco County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jim Dawe
Comments:
Blustery and cold, with high winds and a heavy surf. Most birds were hunkered down tight, but there were a fair number of migrants despite the weather. I'd hoped the southwest winds might blow in a rarity, and perhaps it did.
Species
37 species (+1 other taxa) total
4
12
24
4
10
4
16
5
1

The swift flew directly over me at a height of no more than 3 meters. It circled about twice and headed off the point over open water. Uniformly gray, unmarked color; head and upper breast of a slightly lighter shade of gray; rump dark; tail short.

6
20
4
8
1
5
2
1
8
1
4
3
18
4
1
1
6
2
1
6
6
2
1
12
1
1
Spotted/Eastern Towhee (Rufous-sided Towhee)

I had a fleeting glimpse of this bird at close range. Black head and back, red eye, bright rufous sides and flanks. The back (scapulars, tertials, wing coverts) were heavily spotted with white and no white primary patch was detected. A Spotted Towhee was suspected, but the observation was too short to be considered unequivocal.

2
4
10
 

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

Yes