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Checklist S25427865

 
Location
Gulf Islands National Seashore--Fort Pickens, Escambia County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
7.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Robert Duncan
Species
53 species total
1
Northern Shoveler
11
Mourning Dove
2
Groove-billed Ani

Two birds studied by m. obs. All dark with very large bill and floppy tail, upper mandible into crown area, large birds. Leisurely study. Looks like a bird put together by a committee!

1
King Rail
2
Sora
3
American Coot (Red-shielded)
2
Black-bellied Plover
1
Ruddy Turnstone
25
Sanderling
1
Wilson's Snipe
10
Willet
8
Laughing Gull
5
Royal Tern
1
Double-crested Cormorant
10
Brown Pelican
8
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
3
Osprey
2
Northern Harrier
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Bald Eagle
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2
Northern Flicker
11
Eastern Phoebe

not a particularly high number for this time of fall migration

1
White-eyed Vireo
2
Bank Swallow
14
Barn Swallow
1
House Wren
20
Marsh Wren
2
Carolina Wren
2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Swainson's Thrush
1
Hermit Thrush
1
Wood Thrush
15
Gray Catbird
2
Brown Thrasher
18
Northern Mockingbird
1
House Finch
2
Chipping Sparrow
3
Clay-colored Sparrow

Spizella sparrows seen at close range, unstreaked light gray/buffy breast, pale lores, gray nape, light crown stripe, dark whisker. Now rare but regular in Oct (unpub ms 3rd ed Birds of Escambia, Santa Rosa & Okaloosa Counties).

1
White-crowned Sparrow
8
Swamp Sparrow
2
Eastern Towhee
1
Eastern Meadowlark
26
Red-winged Blackbird
9
Common Yellowthroat
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
1
Summer Tanager
6
Northern Cardinal
2
Blue Grosbeak
3
Indigo Bunting
 

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