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Checklist S27969496

 
Location
Smith Point--Candy Abshier WMA (UTC 048)(GCBO Hawk Watch loc.), Chambers County, Texas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Oct 11, 1996
Protocol:
Historical
Party Size:
1
Distance:
0.0 mile(s)
Area: 0.0 ac
Observers:
John Whittle
Comments:
N/A
Species
47 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Snow Goose
30
Cackling/Canada Goose

This was before species was split

16
Mourning Dove
1
Chimney Swift
3
Killdeer
6
Laughing Gull
3
Caspian Tern
25
Forster's Tern
27
Neotropic Cormorant
3
Double-crested Cormorant
8
cormorant sp.
41
American White Pelican
39
Brown Pelican
1
American Bittern
3
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
3
Cattle Egret
247
White Ibis
6
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
26
Turkey Vulture
9
Northern Harrier
13
Sharp-shinned Hawk
5
Cooper's Hawk
1
Accipiter sp.
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
74
Broad-winged Hawk
2
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
4
American Kestrel
1
Merlin
2
Peregrine Falcon
1
Eastern Phoebe
13
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher
2
Loggerhead Shrike
2
Blue Jay
55
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
31
Tree Swallow
11
Barn Swallow
4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Brown Thrasher
3
Northern Mockingbird
3
European Starling
5
Savannah Sparrow

Smith Point Hawk Watch, Candy Abshier WMA, Chambers County, 7:42 am (2 birds); 7:46 am (1 bird); 8:09 am (2 birds) Length of sighting: 15 secs each Habitat: Open field with small wet area nearby and other weedy overgrown areas. Weather: Clear Light Conditions: Good Distance: 25 feet and up Optical equipment: 7x35 mm binoculars Voice/call notes: Typical "thin" seep call note of Savannah Sparrow heard from each. The birds were flying by heading west to northwest - were presumably migrating birds. - Medium sized sparrows. The birds were brown. Tail: Short, slightly notched ELIMINATION OF SIMILAR SPECIES: The birds were identified essentially solely of the very characteristic call note, with which the observer is very familiar. The checklist considers this species to be very rare until October 14.

1
Eastern Meadowlark
5
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Common Grackle
12
Great-tailed Grackle
28
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Palm Warbler
4
Indigo Bunting
 

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