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Checklist S18501019

 
Location
Nayanquing Point SWA, Bay County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon May 19, 2014 7:29 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
1 hour(s), 51 minute(s)
Distance:
0.25 mile(s)
Observers:
Brian Henderson , Thomas Stark List
Comments:
Route: Observation platform area
Non-bird: 2 White-tailed Deer, 3 Muskrats, Gray Treefrogs (heard - Cope's?).
Observers: Brian Henderson, Scott Stark, Tom Stark.
Missed: Tom saw 2 Blue Jays.
Species
49 species (+4 other taxa) total
20
Canada Goose
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 7 13
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
2
Blue-winged Teal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
4
Northern Shoveler
10
Gadwall
2
American Wigeon
17
Mallard
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
Green-winged Teal
1
Pied-billed Grebe
4
Mourning Dove
2
Common Nighthawk

From the platform, got to watch these guys from above as they fed low over the marsh.

2
Common Gallinule
1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
4
Sandhill Crane
2
Killdeer
10
Dunlin
50
peep sp.

Fairly close count. Many of these were likely to have been Dunlin, but the light was too low by the time we noticed them to figure it out. It seemed like there may've been some smaller birds as well.

2
American Woodcock

Adult with a young juvenile. Tom almost stepped on these two, but thankfully noticed them in time. They stayed frozen in place.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)

© Brian Henderson

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Brian Henderson

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
3
Tringa sp.

With other shorebirds, too far to definitively ID in fading light. Solitary Sandpiper or Lesser Yellowlegs.

30
Ring-billed Gull

estimate

20
gull sp.

estimate

2
Caspian Tern
5
American Bittern

Heard two calling, plus some flyovers near dusk.

1
Least Bittern

heard

48
Great Egret

Flyover, all headed in the same direction.

2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

flyover

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
3
heron sp.

Probably more Black-crowned Night-Herons, but we got on them too late.

1
Least Flycatcher
1
Eastern Kingbird
1
Purple Martin

female-type

300
Tree Swallow

Estimate (probably on the low side) of birds settling into phrag for the night, and swirling around the observation platform.

2
Bank Swallow

With the flock of flocks swarming the observation platform. Initially identified by voice, soon picked out visually.

50
Barn Swallow

estimate

4
Marsh Wren

heard

4
American Robin
6
Gray Catbird
1
European Starling
1
American Goldfinch
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
White-crowned Sparrow
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
3
Yellow-headed Blackbird

This location is an anomalous hotspot for this species, normally more of a western bird. This number was the most seen at one time, in a sweep of the marsh. A few more were likely present. Obvious bright yellow heads, white wing patches on males. Singing distinctive rusty-machine song.

© Brian Henderson

Average Quality
Sex:
Male
1
Orchard Oriole
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Baltimore Oriole
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
20
Red-winged Blackbird

estimate

14
Brown-headed Cowbird

Same tree

4
Common Grackle
1
Common Yellowthroat
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
American Redstart
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
6
Yellow Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Wilson's Warbler

heard (singing)

1
Scarlet Tanager
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
 

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

Yes