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Checklist S15540377

 
Location
Kirwin NWR, Phillips County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 01, 2013 12:50 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jonathan Vande Kopple
Species
26 species (+3 other taxa) total
15
Snow Goose
200
Snow/Ross's Goose
6
Blue-winged Teal
14
American Wigeon
8
Mallard
26
Northern Pintail
17
Green-winged Teal
6
Canvasback
35
Redhead
8
Ruddy Duck
150
American Coot (Red-shielded)
350
Sandhill Crane
1
Sabine's Gull

Lifer! Seen through binoculars and scope from ~200 yards. Upperwing pattern very unique. Darker gray mantle and black outer primaries with white triangle on trailing edge of wing. Only possibilities are Sabine's Gull and 1st-year Red-legged Kittiwake. As awesome as getting the Red-legged Kittiwake would be, it was clearly a Sabine's as the black leading edge of the wing went all the way to the wrist; whereas, a Red-legged Kittiwake would not have black on the leading edge all the way to the wrist.

150
Ring-billed Gull
15
Herring Gull
45
Double-crested Cormorant
17
American White Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Great Horned Owl
1
Loggerhead/Northern Shrike
1
Rock Wren

County bird!
Rock Wren Kirwin NWR 11/1
Rock Wren Kirwin NWR 11/1
Rock Wren Kirwin NWR 11/1/13
Rock Wren Kirwin NWR 11/1/13

45
European Starling
14
American Goldfinch
7
American Tree Sparrow
6
Song Sparrow
55
sparrow sp.
35
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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