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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

feeding on the flats off the north meadow blind

8

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

1
50

conservative estimate of distant plovers dotting the shoreline

35
25

conservative estimate of birds mixed in the large SESA flock

1300

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

**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
1

flying over the nature center at the end of the walk

10
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs

very far out; likely GRYE

10

a couple birds along the river still retaining alternate plumage

3
25
1
2

adult still feeding a fledger

1

*low

3

one using the dock at the pond

1
4
1

sunning on the edge of the pond

6
1

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

2
1
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
1
4
2
15
8
2
1

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

4
1
10
30
6
20
2
25
5

including one juv still growing a tail

2
3
1

foraging around the pond

1

in the orchard

1
30
 

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

Yes