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Checklist S41189697

 
Location
Pea Island NWR, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
3.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Eric alton List , Tamara Conklin
Species
63 species (+1 other taxa) total
74
Snow Goose

1 in North Pond and 2 flocks flew overhead, going north

© Tamara Conklin

© Tamara Conklin

© Tamara Conklin

72
Canada Goose

Seen in North Pond

570
Tundra Swan

Most were in the North Pond, about 100 in New Field Pond

© Tamara Conklin

4
Blue-winged Teal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 3
Sex Unknown

© Tamara Conklin

3 females near the North Pond Wildlife Trail and male near Salt Flats Wildlife Trail in the North Pond

5
Northern Shoveler

© Tamara Conklin

Northern Shovelers & Green-winged Teal in North Pond near blind

300
Gadwall

Most in North Pond

500
American Wigeon

Most were in the North Pond, but were able to discern some close in the New Field Pond

© Tamara Conklin

American Wigeons & Redheads & Pied-billed Grebe & American Coots in North Pond

1
Mallard
75
American Black Duck
650
Northern Pintail
40
Green-winged Teal

© Tamara Conklin

Northern Shovelers & Green-winged Teal in North Pond near blind

1
Canvasback
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
10000
Redhead

Estimate of those seen in North Pond and nearer in the New Field Pond. However, 2-3 times more is possible in the New Field Pond that were out of range for positive ID but were flushed a few times and flew around, coming closer and seemed to be mostly Redheads. In the far distance, they resembled murmurations of blackbirds...really amazing numbers of ducks.

© Tamara Conklin

Red heads with a few Northern Pintails and Tundra Swan in New Field Pond

© Tamara Conklin

New Field Pond

© Tamara Conklin

Redheads (mostly) on New Field Pond

1
Ring-necked Duck

© Tamara Conklin

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
7
Lesser Scaup
120
Bufflehead
40
Hooded Merganser
1
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Ruddy Duck
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown

© Tamara Conklin

Ruddy Duck male behind American Coots

20000
duck sp.

Most of the ducks in the New Field Pond were too far away to make positive ID. Someone with a scope said that most of the far ducks seemed to be Redheads. This assumption was reinforced when the far ducks were flushed by a Northern Harrier and then a Bald Eagle and then a few Great Black-backed Gulls. When/if they flew closer, it looked like most were Redheads with just a few American Wigeons, Gadwalls, and Northern Pintails.

25
Pied-billed Grebe

© Tamara Conklin

1000
American Coot
35
American Avocet

© Tamara Conklin

A few of many seen at the North end of North Pond

5
Black-bellied Plover

Seen in the mudflat north of the Salt Flats and Wildlife Trail

4
Semipalmated Plover

Seen in the mudflat north of the Salt Flats and Wildlife Trail

1
Killdeer

© Tamara Conklin

6
Marbled Godwit

© Tamara Conklin

4 Marbled Godwits & 2 American Avocets

© Tamara Conklin

Marbled Godwit & Amaerican Avocets & Willet & Dunlin

59
Dunlin
6
Western Sandpiper

Dark legged sandpiper, smaller than the Dunlin around them. Seen in the mudflat north of the Salt Flats and Wildlife Trail.

6
Greater Yellowlegs

Seen in the mudflat north of the Salt Flats and Wildlife Trail

3
Willet

© Tamara Conklin

Willet (1 of the 3) with Marbled Godwit, American Avocets and Dunlin

25
Ring-billed Gull
35
Herring Gull
30
Great Black-backed Gull
1
Red-throated Loon
150
Northern Gannet

Many far off shore when we first arrived at 8:15 am. Later a few were closer to shore.

© Tamara Conklin

Northern gannet juvenile chasing Great Black-backed Gull that stole its fish

© Tamara Conklin

adult

30
Double-crested Cormorant
12
American White Pelican

© Tamara Conklin

3 of the 12 seen

© Tamara Conklin

3 of the 12 seen

16
Brown Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron

© Tamara Conklin

Black-crowned Night Heron adult and juvenile with great Blue Heron and Snowy Egret

4
Great Egret
6
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron

© Tamara Conklin

4
Tricolored Heron

© Tamara Conklin

Tricolored Heron (on ground, 3 flew over while observing this one) with Great Egret and White Ibis juvenile

3
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 1

© Tamara Conklin

Black-crowned Night Heron adult and juvenile with great Blue Heron and Snowy Egret

7
White Ibis
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 3 4

© Tamara Conklin

2 adults (of 4 ) flying

© Tamara Conklin

3 juveniles with Great Egret & Tricolored Heron

2
Northern Harrier

© Tamara Conklin

Redheads & American Wigeon & American Coots & Northern Pintails & Northern Harrier in background on the right

1
Bald Eagle

© Tamara Conklin

2
Belted Kingfisher
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Merlin
1
House Wren
1
Carolina Wren
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3
American Robin
2
Gray Catbird
3
Northern Mockingbird
17
Savannah Sparrow
1
Song Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow

© Tamara Conklin

6
Eastern Meadowlark

© Tamara Conklin

2 of the 6 seen

26
Red-winged Blackbird

© Tamara Conklin

23
Common Grackle
12
Boat-tailed Grackle
25
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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

Yes