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Checklist S23436499

 
Location
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Oct 10, 1995
Protocol:
Historical
Party Size:
1
Observers:
John Collins
Comments:
N/A
Species
65 species total
5000
Snow Goose

Probably many more than this. They were everywhere.

1
Ross's Goose

My life Ross's Goose. I remember this bird well. When I arrived at the pool where it was reported I found it covered with Snow Geese and said to myself "how am I going to find the Ross's?" I set up my scope and looked through it and it was the first bird I laid eyes on!!! What luck. A much smaller white goose than the Snows, with a stubby bill with no "grin". Black wing tips just stick out behind.

X
Canada Goose
X
Blue-winged Teal
X
Northern Shoveler
X
Mallard
X
Northern Pintail
X
Green-winged Teal
X
Ruddy Duck
X
Pied-billed Grebe
X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
X
Mourning Dove
X
Virginia Rail
X
American Coot (Red-shielded)
100
American Avocet

Probably many more than this. I don't think I've ever seen so many.

X
Black-bellied Plover
X
Killdeer
X
Marbled Godwit
X
Stilt Sandpiper
X
Dunlin
X
White-rumped Sandpiper
X
Semipalmated Sandpiper
X
Short-billed Dowitcher
X
Greater Yellowlegs
X
Lesser Yellowlegs
X
Herring Gull
X
Great Black-backed Gull
X
Caspian Tern
X
Forster's Tern
X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
X
Snowy Egret
X
Black Vulture
X
Turkey Vulture
X
Osprey
X
Northern Harrier
X
Red-tailed Hawk
X
Belted Kingfisher
X
Red-bellied Woodpecker
X
Downy Woodpecker
X
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
X
American Kestrel
1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

My life Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. Unfortunately, it's tail had been molted so it wasn't in perfect plumage. Seen right at the entrance gate. Head, neck, chest and belly white. A bit of "peach" on flanks. Gray back. Tail just growing in is clearly "swallow-tailed". Dark wings.

X
Red-eyed Vireo
X
Blue Jay
X
American Crow
1000
Tree Swallow

Amazing, uncountable numbers. There had to be twice as many as this. They were swarming everywhere on migration.

X
Carolina Chickadee
X
Tufted Titmouse
X
Brown Creeper
X
Carolina Wren
X
Golden-crowned Kinglet
X
Gray Catbird
X
Northern Mockingbird
X
European Starling
X
House Finch
X
American Goldfinch
X
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
X
Savannah Sparrow
X
Song Sparrow
X
Eastern Towhee
500
Red-winged Blackbird

Hundreds, if not thousands on migration were everywhere on the refuge.

X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
X
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes