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Checklist S31825404

 
Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
4 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
8.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Kyle Point List , Mason Sieges
Species
64 species (+10 other taxa) total
30
Canada Goose
3
Mute Swan
15
Wood Duck
30
Blue-winged Teal
1
Northern Shoveler
4
Gadwall
4
American Wigeon
120
Mallard
60
American Black Duck
1
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
80
Mallard/American Black Duck
55
Northern Pintail
450
Green-winged Teal (American)

Conversative count. Many flocks in NW and SW Pool. Frequently stirred up by hunting perergines

180
duck sp.
4
Chimney Swift
5
Clapper Rail (Atlantic Coast)
1
American Golden-Plover
55
Semipalmated Plover
3
Dunlin
80
Least Sandpiper
1
Pectoral Sandpiper
300
Semipalmated Sandpiper
90
peep sp.
25
Short-billed Dowitcher
1
Spotted Sandpiper
25
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
40
shorebird sp.
1
Parasitic Jaeger

Harassing terns off South Dike, probably driven in by the strong NE winds (20-30 mph)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
75
Laughing Gull
5
Ring-billed Gull
160
Herring Gull (American)
40
Great Black-backed Gull
9
Caspian Tern
40
Forster's Tern
55
Black Skimmer
7
Common Loon

Early. All off Turtle Cove, non-breeding plumage. Likely driven off the coast by high NE winds

180
Double-crested Cormorant
5
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
80
Great Egret
100
Snowy Egret
9
Tricolored Heron
1
Reddish Egret

Immature dark morph. Overall grayish. Yellow eye contrasted with dark lores and completely dark bill. Black legs. Larger than nearby snowy egrets but smaller than great blue herons and great egrets. Initially spotted in salt marsh off South Dike before Turtle Cove and eventually flew into East Pool with a group of other egrets and herons. Possibly the same bird that spent part of the summer/fall at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County? The strong NE winds could have driven it south along the coast. Poor digiscoped photos (driving wind and rain)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

4
Black-crowned Night-Heron
5
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
2
Glossy Ibis
1
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey (carolinensis)
4
Northern Harrier
2
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
2
Belted Kingfisher

One repeatedly dove into the water to avoid a peregrine!

1
woodpecker sp.
4
Peregrine Falcon
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 1
Sex Unknown 1
2
Blue Jay
30
Tree Swallow
10
Barn Swallow (American)
25
European Starling
1
House Finch
15
Seaside Sparrow (Atlantic)
4
Nelson's Sparrow

Clear demarcation of buff and white on chest, blurry streaks rather than crisp

25
Saltmarsh Sparrow
1
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)
35
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)

Early. Foraging on the dikes with a mix of saltmarsh, Nelson's, and seaside sparrows. Probably concentrated on the Drive because of high winds and rain.

4
Song Sparrow
10
sparrow sp.
1
Bobolink
20
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)
15
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Magnolia Warbler
1
Blackpoll Warbler

On South Dike!

9
Palm Warbler
1
passerine sp.

Nearly got taken out by a couple peregrines up high, no idea how it eventually escaped by shedding altitude and dropping into the Phragmites

 

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

Yes