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Checklist S36043531

 
Location
Captain Forster Hammock Preserve, Indian River County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
13
Duration:
1 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Bob Montana , Charles Nitkiewicz List , Juanita Baker List , Will Johnson List , PIAS pelican List
Comments:
Pelican Island Audubon Society (PIAS) Warbler Hunt Field Trip led by Local birder Will Johnson who heard and found the warblers readily, joined by John Fitzpatrick, Director of the Cornell Ornithological Laboratory, also attending: Richard Baker, Diane & Leo Dilling, Donna Halleran, Kit Lindsay, Bill & Becky Loftus, Tish Makai, Jennifer Mahlsted, Chuck Nitkiewicz. Weather variable 10-15 mph Wind, early 73° F to later 77°F 40% cloud cover. Lovely day.
Species
20 species total
3
Common Ground-Dove
1
Mourning Dove
2
Barred Owl

Pair that Dr. Fitzpatrick dramatically called in! Photo below

© Will Johnson

Average Quality
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
1
Blue-headed Vireo

My second latest record of this species ever. Singing in the same place where I heard them last weekend

1
Fish Crow

Flyover

1
Carolina Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Very late migrant (my latest ever). This species breeds on the mainland and is fairly common, but individuals on the island are almost certainly migrants.

7
Gray Catbird
2
Common Grackle

Flyovers at the beginning of the trail

1
Worm-eating Warbler
1
Northern Waterthrush

Very poor photo below

© Will Johnson

Average Quality
2
Black-and-white Warbler

Male and female

1
Hooded Warbler

Bright male first detected by metallic "chink" call. Unexpected given strong east winds and where they are migrating up from (Central America and Cuba to a lesser extent). Photos below

© Will Johnson

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© Will Johnson

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
Palm Warbler
1
Prairie Warbler
5
Northern Cardinal
1
Indigo Bunting

Male at beginning of the trail top of the tallest dead tree among many

 

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

Yes