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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
Canada Goose
1
Wood Duck
4
American Wigeon
20
Mallard
1
American Black Duck
9
Northern Pintail
1
Green-winged Teal
200
Lesser Scaup
3
Surf/Black Scoter
400
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Ruddy Duck
4
Wild Turkey
15
Horned Grebe
5
Mourning Dove
4
Black-bellied Plover/golden-plover sp.
1
Sanderling
200
Bonaparte's Gull
50
Ring-billed Gull
50
Herring Gull
4
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Common Tern
1
Pacific Loon

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
Common Loon
60
Double-crested Cormorant
25
Turkey Vulture
8
Northern Harrier

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
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
5
Bald Eagle
1
Belted Kingfisher
5
Downy Woodpecker
15
Northern Flicker
2
Merlin
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Eastern Phoebe
150
Blue Jay
10
American Crow
5
Horned Lark
1
Cave Swallow

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
Brown Creeper
1
Winter Wren
20
Golden-crowned Kinglet
20
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
100
kinglet sp.
2
Hermit Thrush
40
American Robin
2000
European Starling
100
Cedar Waxwing
20
Chipping Sparrow
80
Dark-eyed Junco
4
White-crowned Sparrow
40
White-throated Sparrow
8
Song Sparrow
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler
2
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes