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Checklist S29161055

 
Location
Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
12 hour(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Rick Kittinger List , Ron Kittinger
Comments:
Sunny and warm; clear skies; breeze from NW at 4-6 mph. Birded airport, Audubon sanct., Shell Mounds and Pelican Island.
Species
107 species total
6
Mallard
12
Mottled Duck
1
Greater Scaup

Female; head shape & location for differentiation...

2
Red-breasted Merganser
8
Eurasian Collared-Dove
16
Mourning Dove
2
Common Nighthawk
8
Chimney Swift
5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
6
Clapper Rail
26
American Avocet

Beautiful plumage; Pelican Island, "3rd pond"...

3
American Oystercatcher
7
Black-bellied Plover
18
Semipalmated Plover
3
Piping Plover
1
Marbled Godwit

At the "3rd pond" (or past) at Pelican Island; large brownish shorebird w/ long, upturned bill; larger than Willets close by...

8
Ruddy Turnstone
32
Sanderling
35
Dunlin
8
Least Sandpiper
3
Pectoral Sandpiper
22
Semipalmated Sandpiper
18
Western Sandpiper
42
Short-billed Dowitcher
18
Willet
75
Laughing Gull
23
Ring-billed Gull
12
Herring Gull
1
Great Black-backed Gull

Continuing bird now in 3rd cycle plumage; sl larger than accompanying Herring Gulls, etc...

2
Least Tern
8
Caspian Tern
4
Forster's Tern
22
Royal Tern
10
Black Skimmer
1
Common Loon
12
Double-crested Cormorant
55
Brown Pelican
1
Least Bittern

Photo pending...

© Rick Kittinger

14
Great Blue Heron
8
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron
2
Tricolored Heron
3
Cattle Egret
1
Green Heron
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron
3
Osprey
1
Swallow-tailed Kite

Over airport, early AM...

5
Red-headed Woodpecker
6
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1
Pileated Woodpecker
1
Acadian Flycatcher
12
Great Crested Flycatcher

Calling & moving this AM abundantly at several locations...

1
Eastern Kingbird
2
White-eyed Vireo
5
Red-eyed Vireo
15
Blue Jay
25
Fish Crow
12
Purple Martin
44
Barn Swallow
1
Carolina Chickadee
4
Brown-headed Nuthatch
3
Marsh Wren
9
Carolina Wren
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
6
Eastern Bluebird
2
Veery
5
Gray-cheeked Thrush
2
Swainson's Thrush
3
Wood Thrush
22
Gray Catbird
6
Brown Thrasher
10
Northern Mockingbird
8
European Starling
8
House Finch
1
White-throated Sparrow
5
Eastern Towhee
8
Orchard Oriole
6
Baltimore Oriole
22
Red-winged Blackbird
6
Brown-headed Cowbird
28
Common Grackle
6
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Worm-eating Warbler
3
Blue-winged Warbler
4
Black-and-white Warbler
4
Prothonotary Warbler
5
Tennessee Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
1
Hooded Warbler
5
American Redstart
3
Cape May Warbler

Photos pending; on "bottle-brush" plants at Shell Mounds & Penicault Street...

© Rick Kittinger

2
Yellow Warbler
4
Blackpoll Warbler
2
Pine Warbler
1
Prairie Warbler
5
Black-throated Green Warbler
8
Summer Tanager
9
Scarlet Tanager
22
Northern Cardinal
12
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1
Blue Grosbeak
16
Indigo Bunting
1
Painted Bunting

Female; at the Shell Mounds...

8
House Sparrow
 

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