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Checklist S40257404

 
Location
Quivira NWR--Big Salt Marsh, Stafford County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:57 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 42 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Kathy Carroll , sherry leonardo List
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.149
Species
43 species (+4 other taxa) total
315
Snow Goose
2845
Greater White-fronted Goose

Heard and watched skein after skein after skein come in all morning. Also saw hundreds on water. Probably a low count.

1
Snow x Greater White-fronted Goose (hybrid)

Orange legs and bill. Odd black-and-white face pattern. White on belly, striated black pattern on back. Much bulkier than surrounding GWFG. Photos from a distance.

© Kathy Carroll

Photo showing orange bill and top of head

© Kathy Carroll

Photo showing right side of face and back of neck. Face on left side looks to be canada goose-type face. GWFG near it for size comparison.

© Kathy Carroll

Left side of face, white and black but not in canada goose pattern like right side of face. Dark spot over eye and dark coming up neck. GWFG in this photo for size comparison.

4
Cackling Goose
205
Canada Goose
33
Northern Shoveler
31
Gadwall
3
American Wigeon
67
Mallard
273
Northern Pintail
461
Green-winged Teal
1
Canvasback
1
Lesser Scaup
4
Bufflehead
14
Hooded Merganser
79
Ruddy Duck
3
Pied-billed Grebe
1
Horned Grebe
1
Eared Grebe
1
Mourning Dove
8
American Coot
1100
Sandhill Crane

Huge numbers in air and on ground.

22
Whooping Crane

2 banded colts seen

© Kathy Carroll

Average Quality

© Kathy Carroll

Average Quality
5
American Avocet
6
Black-bellied Plover
1
Killdeer
4
Sanderling

Seen feeding and running on sandy spit. Slightly larger than peeps. Appeared to be adults in basic plumage. Black legs, eye and bill. Smudgy gray on back and back of head with black mark on scapular. White face and undersides. Overall look of shorebirds was very pale. Possible photos from a distance.

© Kathy Carroll

5
Long-billed Dowitcher
8
Lesser Yellowlegs
6
Ring-billed Gull
1
Common Loon
2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
14
Northern Harrier
2
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)
1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)
3
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
2
Marsh Wren
9
European Starling
5
American Tree Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
4
Song Sparrow
1
Western Meadowlark
4
Eastern Meadowlark
15
Western/Eastern Meadowlark
151
Red-winged Blackbird
Additional species seen by sherry leonardo:
1
Greater White-fronted x Canada Goose (hybrid)
 

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

Yes