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Checklist S39804509

 
Location
Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Baldwin County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Eric Haskell
Species
57 species (+3 other taxa) total
60
Blue-winged Teal

salt marsh area between fort sea wall and beach, flock flew up twice and all individuals showed blue on wings

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

flock mostly in eclipse plumage

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

flock mostly in eclipse plumage

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

flock mostly in eclipse plumage

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

flock mostly in eclipse plumage

2
White-winged Dove

pair flew from trees near Stables entrance onto powerlines

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
12
Mourning Dove
2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

stables area, possibly 3, face of one seen clearly with yellow bill

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

photo only of 1 bird's rear, in mixed flock

8
American Avocet

in mixed flock on the beach, all in nonbreeding plumage

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
1
American Oystercatcher

solo on beach side near breached dune

6
Black-bellied Plover

all on the gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

1
Ruddy Turnstone

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

30
Sanderling

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage, fewer numbers than normal, perhaps due to debris

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
2
Semipalmated Sandpiper

joined Sanderlings, smaller with dark legs and shorter black bills than Western

1
Spotted Sandpiper

bay riprap behind Stables

6
Willet (Western)

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

one willet probing through hurricane debris where new salt marsh is draining to beach

100
Laughing Gull

both sides, in nonbreeding plumage

2
Herring Gull

in only big beach flock along gulf shore, disturbed by beachcombers

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

immature in background with White Pelican, Terns and Laughing Gulls

Age:
Juvenile
50
Caspian Tern

see Gull and Pelican photos too, mostly on gulf shore but also in flight

7
Forster's Tern
100
Royal Tern

see Gull and Pelican photos too, mostly on gulf shore but also in flight

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

multiple terns

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

multiple terns

7
Sandwich Tern

in mixed flock on beach

15
large tern sp.
6
Magnificent Frigatebird

Possibly more, all seen from Stables area during storms, 1 seen early, but 6 seen in group around 2pm as 3rd storm front rolled through.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown 3

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
4
Double-crested Cormorant

shore side

1
American White Pelican

on beach initially with mixed flock of shorebirds, flew to salt marsh

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

flying with Royal Tern over gulf

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

on shore with Skimmers and Terns

© Eric Haskell

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flying

200
Brown Pelican

large groups in water off Mobile Pt., and on dock posts by ferry

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

group perched on dock posts near ferry stn.

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Age:
Immature

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

group near Mobile Point foregrounding approaching Carnival Fantasy

Age:
Juvenile
4
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)

on beach and in marsh, maybe more

2
Great Egret

one in salt marsh, one on bay riprap

7
Snowy Egret

6 with LBH on bay side rip rap area

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

beginning of walk about 1035hrs

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

seen upon return at 2:20pm

1
Little Blue Heron

photo with Snowy Egrets on bay riprap behind Stables

2
Reddish Egret

chasing each other on Mobile Pt. near fishermen

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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4
White Ibis

joined White Pelican in new salt marsh

1
Eastern Wood-Pewee

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

1
Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

in "bunker" area on brush at top, flew off toward main fort

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
1
White-eyed Vireo

fresh plumage, in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

1
Red-eyed Vireo

fresh plumage, in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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5
Blue Jay

Stables

6
Barn Swallow

maybe more, flying below Frigatebirds

5
swallow sp.

undersides white

1
Carolina Chickadee

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

1
Brown-headed Nuthatch

pines by mowed fort bunkers

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
1
Carolina Wren

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

6
Eastern Bluebird

pairs around pines by mowed fort bunkers

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
Swainson's Thrush

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, tawny spectacles and dark spots on throat offset by clean belly

1
Catharus sp.

Stables area, alone with spotted breast, buffy facial area, dull brown back. Not seen well due to rain.

2
Gray Catbird

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
1
Brown Thrasher

Stables area

4
Northern Mockingbird
40
European Starling

powerlines over mowed area

4
House Finch

pines by mowed fort bunkers

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

3 finches at puddle near pines

1
Nelson's Sparrow (Interior)

near Mobile Pt. on beach side, diagnosed by buffy breast, orange malar and streaked flanks, bill a bit shorter than Salt Marsh Sparrow, but no reddish tinge to flank streaks, and the belly was not clean white. Also, the breast streaks within the buffy breast were bold rather than blurry.

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
8
Red-winged Blackbird

salt marsh area between fort sea wall and beach

1
Worm-eating Warbler

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

2
Black-and-white Warbler

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Tennessee Warbler

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach. Dull yellow with some white on flanks, light eyeline more extensive than Orange-crowned Warbler.

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
2
Hooded Warbler

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
American Redstart

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, possibly 3. Either females or immature males.

1
Magnolia Warbler

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, maybe 2 individuals but rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

3
Yellow Warbler

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach.

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality
Sex:
Female
3
Palm Warbler

pines by mowed fort bunkers

© Eric Haskell

Average Quality

on lower left after bathing in puddle

1
Summer Tanager

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, larger than warblers and uniform dull orangish look with thick bill; rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

2
Northern Cardinal

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, maybe 3 individuals but rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
 

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

Yes