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Checklist S35802350

 
Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
9.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Martha Harbison
Species
48 species (+4 other taxa) total
12
Snow Goose

Groups of Snow Geese in two spots. Most were white morphs, but at least one dark morph present.

8
Brant
X
Canada Goose
2
Mute Swan
2
Blue-winged Teal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
X
Northern Shoveler
4
Gadwall
X
Mallard
X
American Black Duck
6
Green-winged Teal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female 3
Sex Unknown
8
Bufflehead
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown 4
2
Hooded Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
7
Red-breasted Merganser
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 4
Sex Unknown 2
2
Ruddy Duck
1
Wild Turkey

Gorgeous smoke-phase Wild Turkey on the hill on the opposite side of the road from the experimental pond.

1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Mourning Dove
1
King/Clapper Rail

In marsh next to ecotrail boardwalk. The rail ran quickly from one clump of vegetation to another and was partially backlit, so we didn't get a good look at the plumage, just the size and general ID.

2
American Oystercatcher
3
Greater Yellowlegs
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
X
Herring Gull
X
Great Black-backed Gull
X
gull sp.
1
Caspian Tern

Standing with a group of Great Black-backed Gulls

2
Common/Forster's Tern
X
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron
10
Great Egret
15
Snowy Egret
1
Black Vulture
3
Turkey Vulture
10
Osprey

Estimate. At least 8 definitive birds associated with individual nests, plus a couple that were always flying overhead.

1
Golden Eagle

Very large raptor soaring over marsh, coming within 100 feet of the wildlife drive, 50 or 60 feet off the ground. Due to lack of white markings on wings/body, we believe it was a subadult Golden Eagle. Reasoning: 1) smaller-looking head than juvenile Bald Eagle we had just seen 2) wings were longer and slimmer than juv. Bald Eagle we had just seen 3) paler nape when the bird turned during soaring. We're sure it wasn't a vulture. Looking through other checklists, it looks like this is a continuing bird.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Northern Harrier
2
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
American Kestrel
1
Blue Jay
X
Fish Crow
20
Tree Swallow

Estimate

2
Barn Swallow
1
Carolina Chickadee
2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3
American Robin
1
Northern Mockingbird
2
Purple Finch
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Chipping Sparrow
X
sparrow sp.
X
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Pine Warbler

Saw one, heard two more

1
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes