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Checklist S34911360

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Jun 19, 1972
Protocol:
Historical
Party Size:
1
Observers:
Doug McWhirter
Comments:
Visiting just after Hurricane Agnes, hoping for some interesting birds and was not disappointed. Eider, loon, Sooty and Black terns were seen at the north tip of the "hook".
Species
41 species (+2 other taxa) total
1

Wes Biggs tipped me to this bird being here, but had not seen it until this day. See: Checklist S8689635 for validation of this species presence.

X
X
7
7
20
5
18
1
50
100
4

Not considered rare by me at the time, no additional notes.

30
peep sp.
30
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
30
2500
2
2
1

heading steadily south on the ocean side of the tip. Same general structure as a Sterna, but larger. Pure white below with broad black tips to the flight feathers, deep black above (not gray or grayish).. White forehead with black lore line. Black bill. Long forked tail, all black above. Not far off coast, maybe less than 100 yards. Good light. Scope views.

20
3
100
5
2

Both in non-breeding plumage. Large waterfowl with typical loon characteristics. Both on inside of point, not on the ocean side. Tried to turn the more distant one into Red-throated, but it rolled while preening and the big paddle feet were clearly seen. Not seen before or after this day at this site. Assumed they came "inland" to ride out Agnes.

4
100
3
2
3
4
1
8
X
1

at least; present at the time.

1
50
10
X
X
X
1
X
X
 

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

Yes