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Checklist S36718193

 
Location
Prudence Island, Newport County, Rhode Island, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 10, 2017 5:59 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
11 hour(s), 46 minute(s)
Distance:
20.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Andy Eckerson List , Evan Lipton
Comments:
Took the 5:45am ferry from Bristol and birded a large portion of the main section of the island by bike. Birded the neck up to Pine Hill briefly, mostly while we were searching for our last couple of species. Took the 6:00pm ferry back to Bristol.
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Species
100 species (+1 other taxa) total
20
Brant (Atlantic)
12
Canada Goose

Several pairs with young.

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
6
Mallard
1
Surf Scoter
40
White-winged Scoter
3
Red-breasted Merganser
5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
30
Mourning Dove
3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
2
Black-billed Cuckoo
2
Chimney Swift
3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7
American Oystercatcher
1
Black-bellied Plover
1
Killdeer
15
Least Sandpiper
10
Greater Yellowlegs
8
Willet (Eastern)
3
Lesser Yellowlegs
5
Ring-billed Gull
30
Herring Gull
10
Great Black-backed Gull
5
Caspian Tern

*Rare; group flew over fairly high in a Northeast direction while we ate lunch on the T wharf. One soft call which is how I noticed them, but otherwise silent. Photos.

© Evan Lipton

170
Common Tern

*High; careful estimate of large feeding flock between the island and Colt SP and scattered groups elsewhere.

7
Red-throated Loon
12
Common Loon

A few in morning flight but most on the water.

100
Double-crested Cormorant
8
Great Egret
12
Snowy Egret
3
Little Blue Heron

Adults; as usual this is a summer stronghold of this species.

58
Glossy Ibis
4
Turkey Vulture
14
Osprey (carolinensis)
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
Broad-winged Hawk
6
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)
5
Red-bellied Woodpecker
8
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1
Hairy Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
Breeding Code
NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
1
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon

Imm molting

2
Eastern Phoebe
8
Great Crested Flycatcher
6
Eastern Kingbird
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
9
White-eyed Vireo
Breeding Code
M Multiple (7+) Singing Males (Probable)
1
Blue-headed Vireo

Nice view singing on the Ballard trail.

© Evan Lipton

Average Quality
1
Warbling Vireo
12
Red-eyed Vireo
10
Blue Jay
18
American Crow
1
Fish Crow
2
Tree Swallow
18
Barn Swallow
1
swallow sp.
12
Black-capped Chickadee
8
Tufted Titmouse
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
16
House Wren
3
Carolina Wren
4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)
1
Eastern Bluebird
10
Veery

© Evan Lipton

Average Quality

© Evan Lipton

Average Quality

© Evan Lipton

Average Quality

© Evan Lipton

Average Quality
5
Wood Thrush
50
American Robin
80
Gray Catbird

*High; there were surely many more than this.

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
7
Brown Thrasher

*High; careful count. Very common on the island.

Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
15
Northern Mockingbird
40
European Starling
12
Cedar Waxwing
5
House Finch
30
American Goldfinch
10
Chipping Sparrow
7
Field Sparrow
2
Saltmarsh Sparrow
5
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)
15
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
100
Eastern Towhee

*High; this is definitely an underestimate. Tons everywhere in almost every habitat, and given the area we covered could have been as many as 200.

2
Orchard Oriole
6
Baltimore Oriole
50
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Brown-headed Cowbird
15
Common Grackle
17
Ovenbird
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1
Worm-eating Warbler

On Division Wall trail in an area with little to no undergrowth, a rare habitat on the island.

14
Blue-winged Warbler

*High; careful count.

Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
7
Black-and-white Warbler
20
Common Yellowthroat
30
American Redstart

*High; estimate, probably on the low end. Extremely common on some of the roads.

2
Northern Parula
60
Yellow Warbler

*High; again, definitely an estimate on the very low end. I'd love to come back and do careful tallies of all these species. Would probably be 100+

4
Pine Warbler
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
22
Prairie Warbler

*High; careful count. Extremely common, singing all over.

4
Scarlet Tanager
8
Northern Cardinal
3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1
Indigo Bunting
20
House Sparrow
 

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