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Checklist S40276137

 
Location
Point Pelee National Park (general location for observations within the park), Essex County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
6.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Jeremy Bensette , Tim Arthur List
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.149
Species
52 species (+3 other taxa) total
20
1
4
20
1
9
1
200
3
Surf/Black Scoter
400
2
4
15
5
4
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.
1
200
50
50
4
3
1

Seen from The Tip, flying by heading south about 400m out to our east. Compared to Common Loon, this individual appeared smaller sized overall with pretty blackish brown covering most of head, neck, back and wings, smaller thin bill held rather straight, notably small feet, higher bumps of white on sides of front and back of underside (front and back of flanks I guess?). Photos attempted but the general shape of a loon can barely be made out in them. Found right around 12:00 noon.

6
60
25
8

Medium sized raptors with strong dihedral wing posture, orangey brown and/or whitish grey plumage with long thin tails and white in rump, long thin bent wings. Exact count, all seen within minutes, all flying south over VC. Many more sightings after this but there's a decent chance they are the same individuals as these 8.

4
1
5
1
5
15
2
1
1
150
10
5
1

Lone swallow appeared over east side of tip just when we were preparing to leave, erratically trying to catch insects in the cold wind above our heads. I was pretty sure of its ID at this point but eventually got my bins on it, showing orangish rump, darker throat compared to white chest and belly, and dark top of head/face. Unfortunately a Merlin chased it off seconds after I got my bins on it and we did not see it again despite hanging around for a while. The way it was seemingly hunting it will likely be found again in coming days. Found around 12:30. Seeing this bird slightly eased the pain and disappointment of recently realizing that it was Saturday and therefore Pizza Hut lunch buffet was not available. Big year species # 334!

2
1
20
20
100
kinglet sp.
2
40
2000
100
20
80
4
40
8
6
2
 

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

Yes