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Checklist S35497224

 
Location
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic SP, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Area: 10.0 ac
Observers:
Carl Goodrich
Comments:
Lee and Tharon Dunn
Species
45 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Blue-winged Teal
1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
3
White-crowned Pigeon
10
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Common Ground-Dove

Lee Dunn

15
Mourning Dove
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Sora
10
Black-bellied Plover
1
Spotted Sandpiper
20
Laughing Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

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1
Sooty Tern

A large tern spotted offshore over the Atlantic watched for approximately 45 seconds as it steadily flew north circling only once. It appeared all black above and white below. I was unable to see any white on the tail but it might not have been possible at that distance. This was a first for me in the park.

5
Least Tern

Five very small terns seen quite a distance offshore in the NW channel as they dove to the water feeding. This is quite characteristic of all migrant terns. They seem to feed well offshore for a week or so upon arrival and departure.

4
Royal Tern
12
Magnificent Frigatebird
4
Northern Gannet

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50
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American White Pelican
20
Brown Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1
Great Blue Heron (White form)
1
Great Egret
20
Turkey Vulture
3
Osprey
1
Red-shouldered Hawk (extimus)

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1
Broad-winged Hawk

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1
Short-tailed Hawk

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1
Short-eared Owl

A large bird with rounded broad wings and broad rounded head was spotted flying up the NW channel. It flew very low over the water with six or so deep strokes and then a glide. I could see the dark tips to the primaries and then the buffy broad band. The bird appeared quite light but I have never seen the Northern race down here and suspect it was the lighting that made it appear that pale.

1
Belted Kingfisher
6
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
American Kestrel
3
Barn Swallow
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
7
Gray Catbird
8
Northern Mockingbird
3
European Starling
2
Red-winged Blackbird
11
Common Grackle
4
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
2
Northern Parula
8
Palm Warbler (Western)
12
Prairie Warbler
3
Northern Cardinal
 

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

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