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Checklist S40270989

 
Location
Holiday Beach Conservation Area, Essex County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:00 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
7 hour(s)
Observers:
Holiday Beach Migration Observatory data List , Sean Jenniskens
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.6
Species
62 species (+2 other taxa) total
10
Canada Goose
75
Mute Swan
7
Wood Duck
8
Northern Shoveler
1525
Gadwall

For all ducks: counted waterfowl from 4 sections they were congregating. Added up all totals and calculated percentages. Then approximated how many ducks were visible in the marsh that were not counted and used the calculated percentages to estimate number of species. 1095 GADW counted plus 430 by % calculation.

1
Eurasian Wigeon

Male seen in same spot I had one a week or two ago; likely the same bird. Now nearly, if not completely molted into breeding plumage. Gray-bodied wigeon, pale orangey-pink chest, dark rufous head, creamy-yellow head stripe.

502
American Wigeon

For all ducks: counted waterfowl from 4 sections they were congregating. Added up all totals and calculated percentages. Then approximated how many ducks were visible in the marsh that were not counted and used the calculated percentages to estimate number of species. 360 AMWI counted, plus 142 by % calculation.

1
Eurasian x American Wigeon (hybrid)

Relatively close for good study: first thing that caught my eye was the creamy-golden forehead stripe, which extended all the way to the back of the head. The rest of the head was dark brownish, but certainly not as bright or orangey as I expect from pure EUWI. Body wash orangey around the chest, but gradually got grayer towards the tail-end of the bird. Lastly, where the green 'eye-stripe' of a male AMWI is, this bird had a noticeably darker section of the face, which did appear greenish at certain angles. A very "in-between" bird.

550
Mallard
20
American Black Duck
5
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
43
Northern Pintail
2
Green-winged Teal
405
Ring-necked Duck

For all ducks: counted waterfowl from 4 sections they were congregating. Added up all totals and calculated percentages. Then approximated how many ducks were visible in the marsh that were not counted and used the calculated percentages to estimate number of species.

3
Bufflehead
3
Common Goldeneye
3
Common Merganser
5
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Ruddy Duck
18
Pied-billed Grebe
3
Horned Grebe
1
Mourning Dove
1535
American Coot

For all ducks(and coots): counted waterfowl from 4 sections they were congregating. Added up all totals and calculated percentages. Then approximated how many ducks were visible in the marsh that were not counted and used the calculated percentages to estimate number of species. 1103 AMCO counted plus 432 by % calculation

1
Killdeer
1
Dunlin
1
Wilson's Snipe
10
Bonaparte's Gull
30
Ring-billed Gull
2
Herring Gull
20
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1
Great Egret
1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
1
Hairy Woodpecker
5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
9
Blue Jay
2056
Horned Lark

At least 75% of this number is counted to exact number, some bigger flocks were counted by 10s. Biggest flock totalled 409 birds.

75
Tree Swallow

Continuing in numbers. Today's birds were foraging and difficult to count, but I did scour them imensly for non TRES

2
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
1
Carolina Wren
20
Golden-crowned Kinglet
10
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
14
American Robin
56600
European Starling

Majority occurred after noon, when I got a clicker out and started clicked by 100s as accurately as possible.

1
American Pipit
137
Cedar Waxwing
2
Pine Siskin
11
American Goldfinch
2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
White-crowned Sparrow
4
White-throated Sparrow
4
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)
1
Swamp Sparrow
240
Red-winged Blackbird
40
Rusty Blackbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird

Observed lone pale-eyed all black blackbird flyby relatively close. Size, shape, and proportions seemed identical to RUBL. Birds was identified by call: "chek" similar to that of a RUBL, but noticeably drier, harsher, and more raspy. I listened to the calls of both species immediately after to confirm my suspicions

1515
Common Grackle
5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Northern Cardinal
5
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes