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Checklist S25214162

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
David Lagan , Jana Lagan List
Comments:
Overcast with on & off light showers nice breeze. Clouds kept the sun away. Showers kept hundreds of song birds on the ground in and around the fort with raptors circling and diving overhead.
Species
40 species total
5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1
Chimney Swift

Unmistakable flying cigar.

1
Black-bellied Plover
1
Whimbrel

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4
Ruddy Turnstone
12
Least Sandpiper

Seen from the Yankee Freedom III sitting on No. 3 bouy on the trip out.

1
Willet
6
Laughing Gull
1
Brown Noddy
11
Royal Tern
50
Sandwich Tern
50
Magnificent Frigatebird

Some individual birds seen soaring over the fort. 50+ seen circling over nesting area at Long Key.

2
Brown Booby

Birds seen sitting on channel markers as the ferry approached the fort dock.

2
Double-crested Cormorant
17
Brown Pelican
3
Great Egret
10
Cattle Egret
8
White Ibis

Seen inside fort grazing in the wet grass.

2
Merlin
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Western Kingbird

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1
Red-eyed Vireo
1
Purple Martin

Seen darting around inside the fort.

1
Tree Swallow

OK

6
Barn Swallow
1
Veery

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10
Ovenbird

Struting around like Mick Jagger.
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4
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Prothonotary Warbler

Orange-yellow head with grayish wings. No wing-bars.

2
Hooded Warbler
15
American Redstart

Flicking around everywhere inside the fort both in the sea grapes and larger trees.

2
Cape May Warbler

Photo taken outside the fort towards Bush Key. In addition to the one seen below, we also saw a male inside the fort with the signature rusty ear patch.
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5
Northern Parula
1
Magnolia Warbler

Seen inside the fort, bright yellow breast and narrow white wing-bars.

2
Black-throated Blue Warbler
50
Palm Warbler
1
Yellow-throated Warbler
4
Prairie Warbler
2
Wilson's Warbler

Seen inside the fort. Sorry for the blurry photos but is was raining at the time and hard to focus behind the sea grape leaves.
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2
Northern Cardinal (Common)
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
 

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

Yes