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Checklist S40576684

 
Location
Island Beach SP, Ocean County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
13
Duration:
7 hour(s), 7 minute(s)
Distance:
10.76 mile(s)
Observers:
Colette Buchanan List , Linda Mack List , Scott Barnes , joe demko List
Comments:
NJ Audubon field trip with 10 participants and 3 leaders. Spent most of morning seawatching from dune crosswalk at main beach parking area. Incredible gannet show, with thousands migrating by the 100's non-stop. Plus loons (mostly Red-throated) and scoters. Found ATFL during lunch at nature center, spent some time searching for it and seeing a few landbirds in the process; then more seawatching.
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.6
Species
61 species (+2 other taxa) total
30

Three flybys on ocean, about 28 or so on bayside at winter anchorage sandbars.

5
2

with migrating ABDU flocks on oceanside

80

mostly flyover flocks on ocean; plus some on bayside.

1

female in mixed-species duck flock winging south Oceanside.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
22

Oceanside; with scoter flocks.

12
6
Greater/Lesser Scaup
1
50
19
400
150
Surf/Black Scoter
18
150
2
8
20
2

winter anchorage sandbars

10
50
10
5

Ostensibly migrants; one flock of 3, another pair-both seen winging their way south.

10
10
60
18
10
10
250
20
10000

Possibly the biggest southbound flight I've ever seen. Huge numbers streaming by all morning, with regular 180-degree scans tallying 300-500 birds.

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

Myiarchus flycatcher with ashy-gray/brown head, pale breast, pale lemon-yellow belly, dull brown upperparts, rufous tail. Smaller bill, slimmer size, paler overall than Great Crested Flycatcher. At least one person was able to successfully chase (Chris Thomas) and thankfully get good photos of bird; already posted to eBird. Second record for Ocean County that I'm aware of (First at Barnegat Light State Park in early Dec 2011).

4
4
20
5
4
30
1

flyover before official trip started near entrance to IBSP

3
8
1

brief look in flight w/ Snow Bunting flock-smaller size, all dark plumage from dorsal view; not a Horned Lark due to GISS and didn't have HOLA's contrasting brown body w/ obvious black tail.

20

flyover flock first detected by buzzy call notes; flew over main beach parking lot.

1
1

heard only

34
14
2

much paler than typical Savannah Sparrow; heard calling in dunes near main parking area/pavilion. Note leg bands.

7
1
1
200
1

flyover before official trip started near entrance to IBSP

10
3
5
Additional species seen by Linda Mack:
1
Merlin
 

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

Yes