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Checklist S39557771

 
Location
Fish Point SWA, Tuscola County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Joe Soehnel
Comments:
N/A
Species
26 species (+2 other taxa) total
928
Canada Goose
1
Tundra Swan

Heard in the distance as I was shorebirdig on Ringle Rd. Heard countless times over the years. Not sure of number so entered one as number heard.

23
Wood Duck
13
Blue-winged Teal
2
Northern Shoveler
500
Mallard
25
Green-winged Teal
150
duck sp.
1
American Golden-Plover
3
Killdeer
1
Ruff

Ruff Video I 'freeze framed' its long neck extension, slight mottling at mid belly, and size comparison with a Pectoral Sandpiper and Dunlin. You'll note it plump appearance, mid-sized slightly downcurved bill, white around base of bill, pale legs, pale fringe of the scapulars and coverts.

4
Dunlin
16
Pectoral Sandpiper
2
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

Clearly dowitchers with long bills (Not WISN) but otherwise pre-occupied with Ruff.

26
Wilson's Snipe
2
Greater Yellowlegs
24
Lesser Yellowlegs
50
Ring-billed Gull
2
Caspian Tern

Heard calling at dusk then flew overhead. Large terns with large red bills, black primary tips. Unmistakable and continuing at the point.

2
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern
2
Great Blue Heron
16
Great Egret
12
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Cruised into the southwest corner of marsh at dusk to almost dark. Wok heard numerous times. Mostly immature birds.

1
Northern Harrier
35
European Starling
2
American Goldfinch
2
Swamp Sparrow
 

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

Yes