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Checklist S19275397

 
Location
Farmington Bay WMA, Davis County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
8
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
10.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Bryant Olsen List , Kendall Watkins List , Matthew Pendleton , Norm Jenson List , Shyloh Robinson List
Comments:
N/A
Species
61 species (+2 other taxa) total
35
Canada Goose
10
Cinnamon Teal
50
Mallard
2
Ruddy Duck
500
duck sp.
3
Ring-necked Pheasant
15
Pied-billed Grebe
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
125
Eared Grebe
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
100
Western Grebe

Minimum 150 Aechmophorus species. Western percentage estimated to be 2/3rds. Many nests and young seen out in the water of both species.

Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
50
Clark's Grebe

1/3rd of total estimated. Multiple nests.

Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
37
Mourning Dove
2
Virginia Rail
1
Sora
10
American Coot (Red-shielded)
60
Black-necked Stilt
30
American Avocet
35
Killdeer
2
Baird's Sandpiper
2
Least Sandpiper
32
Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Wilson's Snipe
120
Wilson's Phalarope
18
Spotted Sandpiper

Minimum count.

1
Solitary Sandpiper
25
Greater Yellowlegs

Conservative minimum count.

5
Lesser Yellowlegs
160
Franklin's Gull
200
Ring-billed Gull
500
California Gull
1
Caspian Tern
85
Black Tern

100 plus possible but conservative counts put us at 85-90 birds. Many photos taken by all. Birds ranged in almost all plumage variations. We also found this number to be shockingly high.

Black Tern perch

Black Terns

Black Tern flight

80
Forster's Tern

Minimum possible count.

35
Double-crested Cormorant
1300
American White Pelican

Minimum conservative count. Hundreds more likely.

17
Great Blue Heron
14
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron

Continuing rarity.

© Bryant Olsen

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
7
Black-crowned Night-Heron
270
White-faced Ibis
1
Northern Harrier
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Downy Woodpecker
3
American Kestrel
1
Empidonax sp.
6
Western Kingbird
28
Eastern Kingbird

Exact count to the best of our ability. We were surprised by the volume.

6
Black-billed Magpie
1
Common Raven
10
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
90
Tree Swallow
700
Bank Swallow

A few massive flocks sitting on the phragmites together. Best conservative guess.

250
Barn Swallow
500
Cliff Swallow

A few massive flocks sitting on the phragmites together. Best conservative guess.

18
Marsh Wren
20
European Starling
6
Savannah Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
100
Yellow-headed Blackbird
150
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Brown-headed Cowbird
4
Common Yellowthroat
1
Yellow Warbler
15
House Sparrow
Additional species seen by Bryant Olsen:
18
Marsh Wren (plesius Group)
 

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

Yes