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Checklist S16319409

 
Location
Everglades NP--Coastal Prairie Trail, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
1.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Glen Davis List , Samuel Paul Galick List , Tom Johnson
Species
50 species (+2 other taxa) total
2
King/Clapper Rail

*one dark bird seen briefly in flight; one heard (sounded Clapper-esque)

12

*minimum count; heard only, giving a wonderful variety of calls

4
1
1
2
1
1
2
3
1
2
30
2
2
5
3
10
1
3
2
4
2
1
2
3
1
1
2
4
5
8
9

Flock of 8 that flew past, plus 1 w/ mixed swallow flock that lingered around

60
1

***MEGA - first record for Florida; one foraged with swallows (60 Tree, 2 Bank, 1 N. Rough-winged) over low prairie just north of coastal prairie trail west of C loop at Flamingo campground.

Glen Davis first spotted this awesome bird as it zipped past us heading east. We then had extended, excellent views of it in comparison to Tree Swallows. The bird appeared slim and flew with rapid wingbeats, gliding on slightly bowed wings. It had a mostly white rump divided into two white rump spots by a dark longitudinal bar, and a white facial crescent that wrapped around and above the eye. The head had a bronzy sheen, and the back and lesser coverts had a green sheen. The bird was also giving sizzling 'zap' calls, very different from the mellow "chee" notes of Tree Swallows. The bird was still present when we left, and the flock seemed to be staying in the area, though Larry Manfredi did not see it during a vigil later in the day. A detailed report will be submitted to the state BRC.

TBJ photos:
Violet-green Swallow - Florida
Violet-green Swallow - Florida
Violet-green Swallow - Florida

© Samuel Paul Galick

Average Quality

© Samuel Paul Galick

Average Quality

© Samuel Paul Galick

Average Quality

© Samuel Paul Galick

Average Quality
2

*rare in winter; slim, brown-backed swallows w/ dark breast bands; foraging w/ mixed swallow flock over coastal prairie; photos

3
3
8
1
2
1
1
8

Photos of several; apparently interior birds

10
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)
8
60
30
5
6
3
1
 

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

Yes