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Checklist S32019923

 
Location
Tawas Point SP, Iosco County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Oct 27, 1999 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug McWhirter
Comments:
To tip and back, along beach and trail, also walked campground a bit.
Species
60 species total
2
14
3
1
6
4
2
18
35
1
23
5
12
1
1
26
35
100
4
1

Sterna sp. with black patch behind eye, white nape, much white on primaries above. Two also noted near the AuGres rivermouth in Arenac County.

4
1
2
1

Kicked up from low grass/scrub patch and flew along shore for a bit. Pale belly with some streaks, darker necklace. Wings pale below with dark carpal crescent and primary tips. Bold buffy patch above bracketed by dark primary coverts and dark primary tips.

2
2
1
1
35
4
2
110

Migration day at the point. Tried not to count flocks twice.

1
3
2
80
7
5
1

Record written up, submitted to the Michigan Bird Record Committee, and accepted, when the species was still on the review list.

45
30
16
3
9
75

Groups of 4 to 12 moving through the point all morning. Finchiness, size, distinctive calls, general pale plumage, including white belly and underwing.

20
15
18
65
25
8
2
1
4

Four individuals seen.

180

Half dozen good-sized groups moving through. Estimate probably low.

15
3

One male, two females sitting out. Scope views. Same size and profile as Rusty, but male darker overall than Rusty with much less brown tones, had yellow eyes. Females were female cowbird gray/brown, no distinct plumage marks, dark eyes. Relatively short bills.

14

Direct count of seen and heard birds.

2
6
 

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

Yes