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Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun May 14, 2017 2:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
0.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Bill Lambert List , Brian Nordstrom List , David Simpson , Roger Hedge List
Comments:
Walked around all of the inside and outside of the fort.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.114
Species
54 species (+3 other taxa) total
1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Mourning Dove
5
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.)

One possible BBCU. Two very bad looks at a possible duller cuckoo lacking rufous in the wings.

1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3
Ruby-throated/Black-chinned Hummingbird

Undoubtedly RTHU. Did not see that well, though.

1
Sora

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

​Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
6
Ruddy Turnstone

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
5
Sanderling
1
White-rumped Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
15
Laughing Gull
500
Brown Noddy
1
Black Noddy

Got some decent pics. BRNO kept photo bombing. Distinct white cap with fairly clean cutoff is visible in some pics. Smaller size and slimmer build can be seen. Thinner bill. Darker overall color. Some worn coverts.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
5000
Sooty Tern

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
8
Roseate Tern

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

© David Simpson

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Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

5
Royal Tern
12
Sandwich Tern

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
100
Magnificent Frigatebird
35
Masked Booby

Counted off in 5's. Scoped on nearby Hospital Key.

1
Red-footed Booby

Got some bad pics. Not very usable. A few of the better pics where inadvertently deleted. The few that remain to at least show some field marks, most notably the paler head and to some extent the pale base on the bill. Viewed through scope on Long Key from Garden Key coal docks. At top of mangroves on far side. Partial views at best. Bill had dark tip and fleshy-pink base. Head and upper parts light brown, breast paler brown. Lifted wing at one point, dark brown on underside.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

5
Double-crested Cormorant
25
Brown Pelican
1
Great Egret
60
Cattle Egret

Counted 50 inside the fort and about a dozen on the Tern colony. Snapped some pics of most of the group inside the fort.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Belted Kingfisher

Late bird hanging out on Long Key. Got a bad pic for the record.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
Merlin

© David Simpson

Average Quality

​Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
2
Eastern Wood-Pewee

One doing its puweeee call another in full pee-a-weeee song. Might have recordings and/or pics. Will check.

2
Eastern Kingbird

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Gray Kingbird

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Black-whiskered Vireo
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Caribbean Martin

Might not be unidentifiable to species. Certainly not a Purple Martin. Female type. Got some mediocre pics showing dusky throat, fairly clean cutoff with whitish underparts and slightly notched tail. Will do some more research on this one.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

3
Bank Swallow
25
Barn Swallow
1
Cliff Swallow

Identified mostly by silhouette and flight pattern, although it did show the dark throat on one late flyover. Smaller than BARS with squarish tail, chunkier overall build. Did not draw it's wings back toward tail in flight like CASW. Dark throat visible on one pass over.

4
Veery

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Recorded with iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app Edited (normalized, amplified, trimmed) with Audacity software

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app

© David Simpson

Recorded with iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app Edited (normalized, amplified, trimmed) with Audacity software

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush

Got pics of one Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's with ridiculously long primaries, dragging on the ground.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Recorded with iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app Edited (normalized, amplified, trimmed) with Audacity software

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app
1
Bicknell's Thrush

Most intriguing was a call note that I recorded. Pics may not be indentifiable to species. Will research. At least one bird showed much warmer tones, extensive yellow on the mandible. Wing chord seems shorter. Lots of crappy pics. Will check. Given the date, Bicknell's may be the more likely option. Lots of spuhs present. At least one bird was colder colored with longer primary projection. IDed that one as GCTH. Pics taken of the long-winged bird and submitted as GCTH.

12
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush

Many individuals of this complex scattered about the fort. I doubt that all can safely be assumed to be GCTH given the late date and location.

© David Simpson

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Swainson's Thrush

Managed a couple pics. Buffy eye ring shown in pics. Buffy wing stripe observed in field but not photographed.

3
Gray Catbird

Recorded and photographed some. Very late for the species.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown

© David Simpson

Recorded with iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app Edited (normalized, amplified, trimmed) with Audacity software

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app
2
Ovenbird

Should have a couple photos. Late date I suppose.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
3
Northern Waterthrush
3
Black-and-white Warbler

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
6
Common Yellowthroat
30
American Redstart

High number? Actually probably a conservative count. There were individuals and small groups scattered throughout the entire area.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
5
Magnolia Warbler

Got a few pics. High number perhaps. Several throughout the island.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Bay-breasted Warbler

Reported by others. Will get some details.

2
Yellow Warbler
1
Blackpoll Warbler

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
Palm Warbler (Western)

Finally saw it myself. Only saw from underneath and behind. Yellow undertail coverts contrasting with dull whitish belly. Tail pumping.

1
Black-throated Green Warbler

Adult male seen by me late in the day. Snapped a poor but identifiable photo. Black throat and yellow face visible in photo.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
2
Summer Tanager

Saw a female briefly. Uniform yellow bird, smallish cardinal-sized, no markings. Photographed a transitioning male.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Sex:
Male
4
Blue Grosbeak

Got photos of a male and a female.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
2
Indigo Bunting

Got some interesting pics of what appears to be a male coming of age. Mostly silhouetted. Heard one singing and one calling. Late date, I suppose.

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Canon EOS Digital XT

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© David Simpson

​Recorded with iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app Edited (normalized, amplified, trimmed) with Audacity software

Behaviors:
call
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
Playback:
Not used
Recorder:
iPhone 6s Plus R0DE LE app
 

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

Yes