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Checklist S36950448

 
Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 17, 2017 7:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
9 hour(s)
Distance:
16.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Patrick McGill
Comments:
First time here and it was amazing!! So many birds every where you look. Got a lot of Lifers today. Spent all day there, drove the loop twice. Cant wait to go back.
Species
85 species total
1

One solo goose. May be injured. It was alone the first time I drove past but the second time it was with a flock of Canada Geese.

7

I watched 5 fly in. They stayed for a bit and then flew out towards the ocean. Then I noticed there were still two further down that stayed.

40

multiple pairs with fledglings

6

one pair had fledglings

1

I was watching a Glossy Ibis and a male Wood Duck popped his head up out of the grass. I didn't even know it was there.

25
45
6

They were all females. I have pics. will post

4
10

Lifer!!! They were very vocal. Once the tide would go down they would run across the mud flat to the other side and eventually across the road. Got great looks at a couple of them right off the road. They would run so fast they would trip over their own feet sometimes.

3

Lifer!!! Spotted one first alone. Bright orange beak. Then further down I spotted two together again both with bright orange beaks. Got really good view of all. So cool!!!

1

Lifer!!! I parked at that tower on Gull Pond Road and I walked around the edge of the parking area and the Gallinule ran from the edge away from me. It took cover in some reeds and lucky for me it wasn't dense at all so I got great looks at it!! Bright red beak shield!! it was beautiful. I turned my head for one second and I couldn't find it again...and I looked for a good 15 min.

5

Lifer!! Spotted them in pairs and then one solo sitting in the middle of all the Skimmers. Such a cool looking bird. And when they flew they would make the coolest call. Pics will follow.

50

Lifer!! Spotted a group of 8 at first and then just kept seeing more and more. Jet black belly was beautiful.

250

Lifer!! Could be a low count. Love the markings and little orange beak.

20

Lifer!! First loop I spotted 4 right by the end. They were bathing. Then the second loop around there was 16 more on the island the Skimmers were on.

500
7

Lifer!!

7

Lifer!! Thanks to Harvey for pointing this and many more out to me!!

8
1000

Lifer!! they were everywhere!!! little black patch on belly. some had red tone to them.

6

They were on the same side of the mud flat on the outside of the loop. Orange beak. Weaving in and out of the grass clumps. Bobbing their tails up and down.

1000
8

Lifer!! Another pointed out by Harvey. Saw more later too.

200

Lifer!! Probably a low count.

200

Lifer!! Another pointed out by Harvey. Thanks!!

8

Lifer!! I was lucky enough to see some in the same group with Lesser so the difference was obvious.

75

Lifer!!! Very vocal. Low count. Striping on wings and back very noticeable when in flight.

6
1

Second year bird. Got good looks at it.

© Patrick McGill

© Patrick McGill

© Patrick McGill

© Patrick McGill

100
10
8
5
4

All black cap and black bill.

6
25

Very vocal.

75

Lifer!! Spotted 4 at first flying up the channel skimming the water at low tide, making lots of noise. Further down the loop there was a whole flock of them sitting on a island. pics to follow.

20
6
6
10
2
12
2
7
10

multiple nesting pairs with chicks right along loop.

1

Saw towards the north end of the park where it is more grasslands. It was sitting on a dead tree snag.

2

Saw one snap a branch and carry it to a tree that they are building a nest in toward the end of the loop.

1
1
1

Flying low over mud flats causing all the birds to fly up.

1

I heard it calling from the tree line towards the end of the loop. It was very loud and sounded like it was right above me but I could not spot it and then a car came so I kept moving and it kept calling. It was doing the "three beers" call very loudly.

1

Right at the start of the loop but the first observation deck. Making fitz-bew cal.

5
4
1
23
5
15
3
5
2
4
1
5
3
1
4
4
5
3

They up by visitor center.

12

Lifer!! As soon as I got there I heard on calling from the grasses and spotted it. Little bit of yellow by beak and very dark coloring all over. Almost dirty looking. They seemed to be calling along the whole loop.

1

Lifer!! orange coloring on face was very prominent. I got to watch it for a while.

4
1
1

male

30
8
8
15
12
8
2
3
 

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

Yes