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Checklist S36950350

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 17, 2017 10:25 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 27 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Sulli Gibson
Comments:
Pleasant ride out to the island on the Yankee Freedom III, brutal ride back into the 30 kt winds. Seasickness throughout the cabin. I spent nearly all of my time scanning for Black Noddy but couldn't come up with one. Not even a distant, possible sighting. I will now go look at recent shots of the one from April and dream about what could've been. Note: I did not make any effort to find migrants but still ran into many. Clearly the front from last night brought a lot of stragglers.
Species
24 species (+2 other taxa) total
3
Mourning Dove
6
Ruddy Turnstone
5
Sanderling
1
Spotted Sandpiper
15
Laughing Gull
4500
Brown Noddy

Take these large estimations with a grain of salt.

9000
Sooty Tern
2
Bridled Tern

2 birds hanging out near north coaling dock ruins, particularly liked sitting on the cement wall in the off limits area. Associated with each other. Although they were not reported recently, this species was seen regularly in April. Photos.

12
Roseate Tern

Careful count of individuals around both coal piling areas. A few were banded.

2
Royal Tern
17
Sandwich Tern
100
Magnificent Frigatebird
60
Masked Booby
2
Double-crested Cormorant
11
Brown Pelican (Atlantic)
20
Cattle Egret
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
9
Barn Swallow
2
Veery

A very rufous Catharus with minimal spotting

2
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush
1
thrush sp.

Naked eye fly by

1
Bobolink
1
Northern Waterthrush

Obvious waterthrush with dense streaking, thin supercilium, and yellow wash to breast.

20
American Redstart

All over the place

2
Magnolia Warbler

Obvious males

1
Blue Grosbeak

female type

 

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

Yes