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Checklist S41030697

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
4.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Eric Plage
Comments:
N/A
Species
74 species (+2 other taxa) total
30
Lesser Scaup
4
Red-breasted Merganser
7
Horned Grebe
3
Common Ground-Dove
25
Mourning Dove
2
Clapper Rail

responded to a tape in Soldier's Hole

5
American Oystercatcher
9
Black-bellied Plover
1
Wilson's Plover
27
Semipalmated Plover
1
Piping Plover
13
Ruddy Turnstone
170
Red Knot

majority on Outback Key, 20 feeding on shore at North Beach

48
Sanderling
35
Dunlin
3
Least Sandpiper
20
Short-billed Dowitcher
1
Spotted Sandpiper
8
Willet
55
Laughing Gull
14
Ring-billed Gull
2
Herring Gull
2
Caspian Tern
11
Forster's Tern
10
Royal Tern
90
Sandwich Tern

most feeding with tide around Gulf Pier. Medium sized tern, long black bill, yellow tip.

1
Common Loon
2
Magnificent Frigatebird
1
Northern Gannet

sub-adult feeding south of the Gulf Pier with Pelicans & Terns

© Eric Plage

42
Double-crested Cormorant
400
American White Pelican

Large group sitting on Sand Key across from campground and many smaller groups throughout park.

120
Brown Pelican
4
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
10
Snowy Egret
3
Little Blue Heron
1
Tricolored Heron
1
Reddish Egret
1
Green Heron

east beach woods canals

3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
4
Black-crowned/Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

flushed from mangroves in East Beach woods, was unable to get a clear view

8
White Ibis
1
Roseate Spoonbill
2
Black Vulture
60
Turkey Vulture

large kettle circling over bay pier area

13
Osprey
2
Bald Eagle

one adult on cell tower, one adult sitting on nest presumably incubating eggs

1
Red-shouldered Hawk
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
2
Pileated Woodpecker

east beach woods

5
American Kestrel
9
Loggerhead Shrike
1
Blue-headed Vireo

boat ramp woods

1
Blue Jay
24
Fish Crow
5
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren

saltmarsh at North Beach

7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
9
Gray Catbird
5
Northern Mockingbird
65
European Starling
1
Nelson's Sparrow
2
Saltmarsh Sparrow

large dark sparrow, orange eyeline and mustache. black flecking in back edge of eyeline. dark streaking down flanks.

1
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)

four different sparrows observed at North Beach, 2 saltmarsh, 1 nelson's, and 1 sparrow i was unable to get binoculars on. Naked eye in flight impression was Saltmarsh.

4
Savannah Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

soldiers hole

3
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Ovenbird

part of mixed flock in East Beach Woods, rare in park this time of year

2
Black-and-white Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
34
Palm Warbler
4
Pine Warbler

arrowhead picnic area

18
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Yellow-throated Warbler
7
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes