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Checklist S39558157

 
Location
Quivira NWR--Big Salt Marsh, Stafford County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:47 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 8 minute(s)
Distance:
3.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Paul Suchanek
Comments:
Drove around wildlife drive, cloudy with heavy rain early in the morning, east wind, raining and drizzling some of the time, many birds unidentified
Species
34 species (+4 other taxa) total
10
Blue-winged Teal
75
Northern Shoveler
4
Gadwall
3
American Wigeon
75
Mallard
300
Northern Pintail
1
Canvasback
1
Redhead
10
Ruddy Duck

probably a lot more in with the coots

300
duck sp.

many teal in there

4
Pied-billed Grebe
3000
American Coot

large rafts of birds

225
American Avocet
50
Least Sandpiper
30
Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Red Phalarope

Juvenile of this rare species for Kansas, seen by itself on one of the smaller marshes about mid way along drive and photographed, flew off to south over open water and I didn't get a good look at it in flight, initially wasn't sure of identification but several reviewers have confirmed, bill thicker and also grayer backed than Red-necked and bit of tan on neck indicates juvenile

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
Age:
Juvenile
17
Greater Yellowlegs
6
Lesser Yellowlegs
50
shorebird sp.
1200
Franklin's Gull

streams of birds heading south

7
Ring-billed Gull
60
American White Pelican
1
American Bittern
4
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
65
Snowy Egret

decent count, at least that many

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
1
Reddish Egret

long continuing rarity

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
3
Black-crowned Night-Heron

© Paul Suchanek

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
1
hawk sp.

Cooper's or Goshawk?

1
American Kestrel
5
Tree Swallow
75
Barn Swallow
1
Marsh Wren
6
European Starling
6
Savannah Sparrow
3
Eastern Meadowlark
2
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
85
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes