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Checklist S15884452

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 05, 2012 10:30 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Area: 23.0 ac
Observers:
Amanda Treher List , Frank Marenghi
Comments:
With Amanda Treher. From old notes. Covered the entire island over four hours, hitting some spots more than once.
Species
38 species total
X
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
White-winged Dove
X
Black-bellied Plover
X
Semipalmated Plover
X
Ruddy Turnstone
X
Least Sandpiper
1
Western Sandpiper

Late. Seen at close range foraging in the wrack line with Least Sandpipers and Ruddy Turnstones. Small sandpiper in breeding plumage with strongly rufous auriculars and crown, with some rufous on scapulars. Fairly long thin bill with slight droop (longer than Semipalmated, less curved than Dunlin). Black legs. Black streaks along flanks (hard to see but present in photo). Photo:

WesternSandpiper

X
Spotted Sandpiper
X
Lesser Yellowlegs
X
Laughing Gull
X
Brown Noddy

BrownNoddy1

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
X
Sooty Tern
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
X
Royal Tern
X
Magnificent Frigatebird
9
Brown Booby

On green "3" channel marker just prior to arriving at ferry dock. Photo:

BrownBoobies

1
Anhinga

Uncommon due to lack of fresh water on the island. This bird was roosting in a shadowy corner of the fort between the moat and the fort. It kept its head back most of the time but did reveal its long pointed yellowish bill with no hook. Black body with very long triangular tail, very long neck; buffy neck and upper breast indicate female or juvenile. White on wings but limited amount may indicate juvenile? Documentation photo:

Anhinga_DryTortugas_documentaionMay52012

X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Brown Pelican
X
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
X
Cattle Egret
X
Turkey Vulture
X
Belted Kingfisher
X
Merlin
1
Black-whiskered Vireo

Inside the fort.

BlackWhiskeredVireo2

X
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
X
Barn Swallow
X
Baltimore Oriole
X
Northern Waterthrush
X
Common Yellowthroat
X
American Redstart
X
Cape May Warbler
X
Northern Parula
X
Magnolia Warbler
X
Blackpoll Warbler
X
Black-throated Blue Warbler
X
Palm Warbler
X
Prairie Warbler
 

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