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Checklist S17439955

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 20, 1991 9:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
25
Duration:
8 hour(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Greg Lasley
Comments:
Greg Lasley and Barry Zimmer leading a VENT trip. Violet thunderstorm started at 2 AM; rained hard until 7 AM, then moderate rain until 9 AM. 20-30 mph winds out of the SE the rest of the day. Major fallout of migrant passerines at Garden Key. Unable to check Loggerhead Key as the boat captain said in the winds we would not be able to dock there, so the day was spent on Garden Key. Very large numbers of many species of migrants were present. This was the most spectacular day I have ever spent on the Dry Tortugas with many birds in high numbers. This fallout is mentioned several times in American Birds 45(3):436-438.
Species
84 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Blue-winged Teal
35
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

20
Common Nighthawk

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Chuck-will's-widow
10
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

4
Sora

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Purple Gallinule
1
Black-necked Stilt
20
Black-bellied Plover
3
Semipalmated Plover
2
Whimbrel
35
Ruddy Turnstone
5
Sanderling
1
Least Sandpiper
1
Western Sandpiper

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. Barry and I studied this bird and felt confident with the ID. This is a very common bird in Texas and I was very familiar with the species and the ID characters needed to ID it.

2
Short-billed Dowitcher
2
Spotted Sandpiper
3
Solitary Sandpiper

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available.

75
Laughing Gull
10
Herring Gull
3000
Brown Noddy
8000
Sooty Tern
40
Royal Tern
35
Sandwich Tern
1
Black Skimmer
150
Magnificent Frigatebird
2
Masked Booby
20
Double-crested Cormorant
35
Brown Pelican
4
Great Blue Heron
4
Great Egret
1
Snowy Egret
3
Little Blue Heron
150
Cattle Egret

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

10
Green Heron
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
1
Glossy Ibis
1
Osprey
1
Burrowing Owl

See checklist from previous day for photo and more info on this bird.

1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
6
American Kestrel

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

3
Merlin
5
Peregrine Falcon

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Myiarchus sp.

non Great Crested and probably Ash-throated but we were never able to make a positive ID.

10
Eastern Kingbird
10
Gray Kingbird
2
White-eyed Vireo
1
Red-eyed Vireo
2
Black-whiskered Vireo
5
Purple Martin
1
Bank Swallow
40
Barn Swallow
8
Veery
3
Gray-cheeked Thrush
1
Wood Thrush
300
Gray Catbird

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

4
Grasshopper Sparrow

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

2
Savannah Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

5
Orchard Oriole

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

50
Ovenbird

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Worm-eating Warbler
100
Northern Waterthrush

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

15
Black-and-white Warbler

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

2
Prothonotary Warbler
1
Swainson's Warbler
75
Common Yellowthroat

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Hooded Warbler
15
American Redstart
20
Cape May Warbler

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Northern Parula
5
Yellow Warbler

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

4
Blackpoll Warbler
4
Black-throated Blue Warbler
400
Palm Warbler

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.
This record is cited in American Birds 45(3):438. I noted that these birds flushed from the parade ground like flocks of longspurs and this is quoted in American Birds. I have never before or since seen so many Palm Warblers at one place and time.

5
Prairie Warbler
5
Black-throated Green Warbler

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

1
Summer Tanager
1
Scarlet Tanager
3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
8
Blue Grosbeak

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

250
Indigo Bunting

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

3
Dickcissel

Adding these records from my old field journals; no further details available. This was the total I recorded in my journal after the observation. Please refer to description of the weather and fallout conditions I describe in the intro.

 

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