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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
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 7 13
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
4
10
2
17
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2
1
4
2

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

2
1
4
2
10
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

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

estimate

20
gull sp.

estimate

2
5

Heard two calling, plus some flyovers near dusk.

1

heard

48

Flyover, all headed in the same direction.

2

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
1
1

female-type

300

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

2

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

50

estimate

4

heard

4
6
1
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
3
3
3

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
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
20

estimate

14

Same tree

4
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
6
1
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1

heard (singing)

1
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