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Checklist S36471080

 
Location
Tawas Point SP, Iosco County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon May 01, 2017 8:41 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Karl Overman
Comments:
dreary start regarding weather with 44F. and light rain. Rain ended after about 20 minutes. Good numbers of passerine migrants for this time of year I thought for this locale. By far the best area was at the edge of the campground on the Bay side.
Species
58 species total
4
Canada Goose
5
Mallard
5
Long-tailed Duck
12
Bufflehead
6
Common Merganser
2
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Ruffed Grouse

A very tame bird in brush near the campground including along the paved walkway.

© Karl Overman

1
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Mourning Dove
18
Bonaparte's Gull
15
Ring-billed Gull
10
Herring Gull
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

a bit puzzling to me as assuming this is a third winter bird I would have thought the legs would be obviously yellow by now. Size too small for Great Black-backed Gull when compared to adjacent Herring Gulls.

© Karl Overman

© Karl Overman

7
Caspian Tern
2
Common Tern
4
Forster's Tern

© Karl Overman

2
Common Loon
Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
6
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
3
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Downy Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker
1
Merlin

© Karl Overman

1
Yellow-throated Vireo
3
Blue-headed Vireo
8
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
20
Tree Swallow
5
Black-capped Chickadee
2
House Wren
5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

four or five in one group at the very end of the point

7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
10
American Robin
1
Brown Thrasher
6
European Starling
2
Chipping Sparrow
2
Field Sparrow
2
American Tree Sparrow
1
Dark-eyed Junco
2
White-crowned Sparrow
5
White-throated Sparrow
9
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
1
Eastern Towhee
1
Baltimore Oriole
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
30
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
2
Rusty Blackbird
20
Common Grackle
2
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Nashville Warbler
1
Cape May Warbler

male seen in the rain as part of a large group of passerine migrants at the south end of the campground. Unique plumage with black stripes on a yellow background below and a chestnut face pattern and a white panel for wing bars.

2
Yellow Warbler
2
Palm Warbler
30
Yellow-rumped Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler

© Karl Overman

 

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

Yes