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Checklist S30962199

 
Location
Farmington Bay WMA, Davis County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
7 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Kendall Watkins
Species
67 species (+3 other taxa) total
120
Canada Goose
7
Wood Duck

One pair on a nesting box on the first east pond. One female and four young were on the pond west of the road right before the first bend.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown 4
18
Cinnamon Teal
10
Mallard
2
Green-winged Teal
650
Ruddy Duck

Most abundant duck on the water. Estimate count

1
California Quail
7
Pied-billed Grebe
1200
Eared Grebe

Probably many more than this. Hundreds of young birds associating with parents close to the road.

X
Western Grebe

Didn't take the time to identify every Aechmophorus grebe, but there seemed to be a pretty even mix of Clark's and Westerns. Many sitting on nests, especially on the unit south east of the four-way.

X
Clark's Grebe

Didn't take the time to identify every Aechmophorus grebe, but there seemed to be a pretty even mix of Clark's and Westerns. Many sitting on nests, especially on the unit south east of the four-way.

1000
Western/Clark's Grebe

Many nesting birds. Estimate

1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Mourning Dove
1
Broad-tailed Hummingbird
2
hummingbird sp.
3
Virginia Rail
4
Sora

Two seen. One looked like a young bird

600
American Coot (Red-shielded)
55
Black-necked Stilt
90
American Avocet
110
Killdeer

Very prevalent among other shorebirds.

1
Semipalmated Sandpiper

The only peep I saw on the mudflats. Short black bill, prominent white supercilium and white throat, black legs, and checkering on the mantle. Pale brown/grayish overall. Positive ID. Distant digiscoped photos obtained

45
Western Sandpiper

Two separate groups flew over unit 1 heading east. Could have been other peep sp. mixed in, but all I could see were Western Sandpipers.

84
Long-billed Dowitcher

Exact count. Found in the far south east corner of Unit 1.

1
Wilson's Snipe
45
Wilson's Phalarope
8
Spotted Sandpiper

Exact count.

3
Solitary Sandpiper
15
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
120
Franklin's Gull
85
Ring-billed Gull
200
California Gull
1
Caspian Tern
135
Black Tern

Exact count. This tops my previous record for most Black Terns seen in a day. Most of the terns were sitting on the mudflats on the Unit south east of the four-way. Another 46 were feeding together on the southern edge of Unit 1. Many photos

65
Forster's Tern

Close estimate count. Most were seen with the Black Terns

25
Sterna sp.
24
Double-crested Cormorant
125
American White Pelican
32
Great Blue Heron

Very close count if not exact.

1
Great Egret
12
Snowy Egret
4
Black-crowned Night-Heron
140
White-faced Ibis
1
Turkey Vulture
2
Northern Harrier
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown 1
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)
3
American Kestrel

One pair nesting at Egg Island overlook.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Western Kingbird
4
Black-billed Magpie
1
Common Raven
16
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
3600
Bank Swallow

Photos to explain high numbers. Thousands sitting on Phragmities for a quarter-mile stretch of road

350
Barn Swallow
120
Cliff Swallow
18
Marsh Wren
1
Sage Thrasher
1
House Finch
1
Pine Siskin
2
American Goldfinch
1
Dark-eyed Junco
2
Vesper Sparrow
24
Savannah Sparrow

Exact count. All along the grasses and reeds to the west of the road

8
Song Sparrow
50
Yellow-headed Blackbird
1
Bullock's Oriole
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
190
Red-winged Blackbird

Several large flocks.

5
Common Yellowthroat

Exact count.

 

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

Yes