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Checklist S33239468

 
Location
Cape Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:47 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
10 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
3.25 mile(s)
Observers:
Edward Landi List , Michael McCloy
Comments:
Unseasonably warm weather, 68-76F. Sunny and clear, <10% cloud cover. Strong SW winds all day, at 15-25mph. Therefore, not the optimal winter birding weather for species diversity and passerines. Cape Hatteras Christmas Bird Count. Birded Cape Point, Salt Pond, Campground, Loran Road, and Open Ponds Road
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Species
71 species total
150
Canada Goose

Estimate

8
Tundra Swan

Salt Pond

40
Northern Shoveler

Estimate

400
Gadwall

Estimate

1
Mallard
150
American Black Duck

Estimate

2
Northern Pintail
36
Green-winged Teal (American)
1
White-winged Scoter
61
Black Scoter
65
Bufflehead

Estimate

14
Red-breasted Merganser
35
Ruddy Duck

Estimate

7
Pied-billed Grebe
15
Horned Grebe
1
Eared Grebe

Salt Pond, continuing

4
Mourning Dove
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
60
American Coot
2
Black-bellied Plover
3
Killdeer
14
Sanderling
6
Dunlin
3
Least Sandpiper
2
American Woodcock
1
Wilson's Snipe
1
Greater Yellowlegs
19
Willet
20
Bonaparte's Gull
26
Laughing Gull
350
Ring-billed Gull

Estimate

3000
Herring Gull

Estimate

1
Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni)

First cycle bird flew low at close range directly in front of us and over our heads at Cape Point. Clearly a white-winged gull, small bill, smaller overall size, and "daintier", smaller rounded head helped differentiate from similar GLGU. A nearby immature GLGU provided a nice comparison of these structural features. Later refound by NPS staff a bit further N along the beach

400
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Estimate

1
Glaucous Gull

Large, blocky-headed, and bicolored large-billed immature white-winged gull with flock at Cape point. Observed at fairly close range both perched and in flight. Photos perched and in flight, will add later.

© Michael McCloy

Average Quality

© Michael McCloy

Average Quality

© Edward Landi

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
500
Great Black-backed Gull

Estimate

1
Forster's Tern
2
Red-throated Loon
1
Common Loon
750
Northern Gannet
12000
Double-crested Cormorant

Estimate. Huge numbers (<10,000) moving in early AM just after dawn. 100x100 and 500x500count of these birds

300
Brown Pelican

10x10 estimate

1
American Bittern
5
Great Blue Heron

Flushed Kate afternoon from marshy swale at SW corner of salt pond (along salt pond road)

6
Great Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Flyover at dusk near the entrance to Loran Road

5
Turkey Vulture
2
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle

Immature in Salt Pond

5
Belted Kingfisher
1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2
American Kestrel
3
Eastern Phoebe
5
American Crow
1
House Wren
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
525
American Robin
4
Northern Mockingbird
9
Savannah Sparrow
6
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
12
Eastern Meadowlark
5
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Boat-tailed Grackle
1
Orange-crowned Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
3
Palm Warbler
85
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
4
Northern Cardinal
 

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Yes