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Checklist S25822212

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
10 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Anastasia Steinbrunner List , Jim McGinity
Species
31 species total
6
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
White-winged Dove
3
American Avocet

They flew right over the campground and landed along the beach next to the boat dock. They were then resighted along the beach on the other side of that peninsula.

10
Black-bellied Plover
1
Whimbrel
20
Ruddy Turnstone
1
Willet
40
Laughing Gull
10
Royal Tern
15
Sandwich Tern
100
Magnificent Frigatebird
15
Masked Booby
3
Brown Booby
3
Double-crested Cormorant
20
Brown Pelican
5
Great Blue Heron
1
Little Blue Heron
6
Cattle Egret
1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
1
Northern Harrier

The bird was soaring over the dune vegetation to the right of the boat dock. It clearly had the white rump patch, dihedral wings and was seen clearly by all members of the group.

2
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
3
American Kestrel
3
Merlin

Birds were flying back and forth over the fort and the campground, chasing palm warblers. Seen flying with Peregrines over the fort allowing great size comparisons.

2
Peregrine Falcon
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
American Redstart
1
Magnolia Warbler

Seen clearly with the gray head, eye ring and white at the base of the tail feathers. I have banded these birds along the west central coast of florida in both fall and spring.

20
Palm Warbler
1
Blue Grosbeak

Female was seen perched in the trees inside the fort next to where the staff quarters are located. It sat at the top of the tree about 12 feet up. Clearly larger than an indigo bunting and had a much larger, heavier bill.

1
Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes