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Checklist S19483457

 
Location
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Cumberland County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
1.8 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Hitchcox
Comments:
Maine Audubon's Weekly Bird Walk | Cool over night with a clear a beautiful morning; 57-65°F. Near high tide but falling during the walk exposed 70+% of the mud flats and gave us pretty impressive shorebird numbers. Hints of migration this morning.
Species
47 species (+2 other taxa) total
5
Mallard

feeding on the flats off the north meadow blind

8
Wild Turkey

two groups; two adults in the pond meadow and an adult with poults

1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
50
Black-bellied Plover

conservative estimate of distant plovers dotting the shoreline

35
Semipalmated Plover
25
Least Sandpiper

conservative estimate of birds mixed in the large SESA flock

1300
Semipalmated Sandpiper

in two large groups feeding on the mud flats off the north meadow; counted roughly 600 in the near group and the further group appeared slightly larger

1
Red-necked Phalarope

**very rare for Gilsland Farm | crisp looking juvenile bird feeding in the pond; even doing some brief spins. It eventually sat atop a lily pad and preened before taking off over the north meadow

1
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Lesser Yellowlegs

flying over the nature center at the end of the walk

10
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs

very far out; likely GRYE

10
Bonaparte's Gull

a couple birds along the river still retaining alternate plumage

3
Ring-billed Gull
25
Herring Gull (American)
1
Great Black-backed Gull
2
Common Tern

adult still feeding a fledger

1
Double-crested Cormorant

*low

3
Great Blue Heron

one using the dock at the pond

1
Great Egret
4
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron

sunning on the edge of the pond

6
Osprey
1
Bald Eagle

adult seen several times (may have been two) over the river; once with an eel (Anguilla rostrata?)

2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
3
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)

one at the pond and two near the entrance to the west meadow; probable WIFL but non vocal

2
Red-eyed Vireo
1
Blue Jay
4
American Crow
2
Tree Swallow
15
Barn Swallow
8
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch

*uncommon | first I've had here in months; foraging in spruce trees along the edge of the north meadow

4
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren
10
Gray Catbird
30
Cedar Waxwing
6
House Finch
20
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
25
Song Sparrow
5
Bobolink

including one juv still growing a tail

2
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Common Yellowthroat
1
Yellow Warbler

foraging around the pond

1
Black-throated Green Warbler

in the orchard

1
Northern Cardinal
30
House Sparrow
 

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