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Location
Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
15.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Lyle Hamilton
Species
59 species total
X
Canada Goose
X
Mute Swan
X
Wood Duck
X
Mallard
X
Green-winged Teal
X
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Mourning Dove
1
Chimney Swift
5
Common Gallinule
1
American Coot (Red-shielded)
1
Black-bellied Plover
11
Semipalmated Plover
1
Piping Plover

Bird was in Cell 3 loosely associated with 4 Semipalmated Plovers. Bird was almost identical in size to Semipalmated. Very pale gray back and white breast noted. Shoulder mark came into the front of chest forming partial breast band (did not cross the entire chest) and was same color as the back of bird. Face was very pale, almost white, ruling out Snowy Plover. Bill was black and stubby. Careful study could not determine leg color - they appeared dark, but I believe this was due to being covered in mud. I also noted that there were no leg bands present on this bird. Bird was to distant for photos with equipment available.

36
Killdeer
29
Least Sandpiper
9
Pectoral Sandpiper
17
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Western Sandpiper

Bird first found by Wasjtemaw Audubon Society field trip. Slightly plumper and paler than other Semipalmated Sandpipers in the area. Bill was longer than Semipalms in the area, black and slightly down curved. Rufus scapulars were observed. Bird was on the north side of the long pond unit.

12
Short-billed Dowitcher
5
Wilson's Snipe
2
Wilson's Phalarope

Birds were in fall plumage. Very pale gray back with white breast and side of face (no black on side of face like Red-necked). Light gray cap. Black thin pointed bill about 1 and 1/2 head widths in length and yellowish legs noted. Both birds were in the north east corner of the Humphries unit.

7
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Solitary Sandpiper
6
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Willet

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37
Lesser Yellowlegs
X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull
X
Caspian Tern
X
Forster's Tern
X
Double-crested Cormorant
83
American White Pelican
X
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
3
Snowy Egret

One in Humphries, one in Long Pond and one in Vermet seen in relatively short time frame and not observed flying from location to location.

1
Green Heron
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
X
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
3
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Eastern Kingbird
X
Purple Martin
X
Tree Swallow
X
Barn Swallow
X
Cliff Swallow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Tufted Titmouse
2
Marsh Wren
2
Cedar Waxwing
13
American Goldfinch
5
Song Sparrow
1
Yellow-headed Blackbird
4
Baltimore Oriole
X
Red-winged Blackbird
X
Common Grackle
1
Northern Cardinal
3
Indigo Bunting
 

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