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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
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.113
Species
71 species total
150

Estimate

8

Salt Pond

40

Estimate

400

Estimate

1
150

Estimate

2
36
1
61
65

Estimate

14
35

Estimate

7
15
1

Salt Pond, continuing

4
1
60
2
3
14
6
3
2
1
1
19
20
26
350

Estimate

3000

Estimate

1

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

Estimate

1

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

Estimate

1
2
1
750
12000

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

300

10x10 estimate

1
5

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

6
1

Flyover at dusk near the entrance to Loran Road

5
2
1

Immature in Salt Pond

5
1
2
3
5
1
1
1
525
4
9
6
1
1
12
5
1
1
1
3
85
4
 

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

Yes