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Checklist S18329259

 
Location
Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Barton County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu May 01, 2014 2:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
15.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark E Land
Comments:
with Eileen. Cloudy to partly cloudy becoming mostly clear, strong north winds, 65 degrees.
Species
59 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
1
Greater White-fronted Goose
6
Canada Goose
700
Blue-winged Teal

low estimate

450
Northern Shoveler

low estimate

320
Gadwall
65
American Wigeon

Scattered throughout refuge. Probably a low count. Males with white pates, buff flanks, white and dark rumps. Females usually with males with silver/blue bills.

18
Mallard
1
Northern Pintail
45
Green-winged Teal
4
Redhead
22
Lesser Scaup
225
Ruddy Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
1
Horned Grebe
68
Eared Grebe

Scattered throughout refuge. Probably a low count. Almost all in adult plumage. Peaked head with golden ear patch, red eye, and buffy rump.

1
Western Grebe
8
Mourning Dove
450
American Coot (Red-shielded)

low estimate

24
Black-necked Stilt
135
American Avocet
6
Killdeer
250
Hudsonian Godwit
18
Marbled Godwit
60
Short-billed Dowitcher

Lots of calling flying birds. Some based on plumage of spotted necks instead of streaked plumage.

190
Long-billed Dowitcher
250
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
475
Wilson's Phalarope
1
Spotted Sandpiper
10
Greater Yellowlegs
50
Willet

scattered throughout the refuge. Large gray bird that when flew had black and white wings. Long gray legs with long gray bill. Some calling when flying.

12
Lesser Yellowlegs
10
Franklin's Gull
18
Ring-billed Gull
3
Forster's Tern
1
Neotropic Cormorant

With group of Double-Crested. Smaller with thinner neck. Smaller, thinner bill with white outline around base of bill. Easy to pick out as different.

55
Double-crested Cormorant
4
Great Blue Heron
5
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron
1
Glossy Ibis

One with large flock of about 20 White-faced and a hybrid. Glossy green body with blue facial skin and light blue outline to upper and lower part of the bill. The blue did not connect behind eye. Eye dark brown not red.

125
White-faced Ibis
1
Glossy x White-faced Ibis (hybrid)

While scoping a flock of ibis which contained several White-faced and one Glossy I came across one where the eye was red but the facial skin was blue with a thin blue line above and below the facial skin and a light pink line going around the back of the eye.

4
Turkey Vulture
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Barn Owl
2
Peregrine Falcon

the immature had an adult mantle

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
8
Western Kingbird
10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
18
Tree Swallow
24
Barn Swallow
12
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher
25
European Starling
1
Grasshopper Sparrow
2
Lark Sparrow
1
White-crowned Sparrow
55
Yellow-headed Blackbird
1
Baltimore Oriole
134
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes