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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 , Tammy Conklin
Comments:
Photo credit: Eric Alton Salt Flats Wildlife Trail & North Pond & North Pond Wildlife Trail & New Field Pond & Beach
Species
63 species (+1 other taxa) total
74

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

© Tammy Conklin

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© Tammy Conklin

72

Seen in North Pond

570

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

© Tammy Conklin

4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 3
Sex Unknown

© Tammy Conklin

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

5

© Tammy Conklin

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

300

Most in North Pond

500

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

© Tammy Conklin

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

1
75
650
40

© Tammy Conklin

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

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

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.

© Tammy Conklin

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

© Tammy Conklin

New Field Pond

© Tammy Conklin

Redheads (mostly) on New Field Pond

1

© Tammy Conklin

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female
7
120
40
1
3
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown

© Tammy 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

© Tammy Conklin

1000
35

© Tammy Conklin

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

5

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

4

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

1

© Tammy Conklin

6

© Tammy Conklin

4 Marbled Godwits & 2 American Avocets

© Tammy Conklin

Marbled Godwit & Amaerican Avocets & Willet & Dunlin

59
6

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

6

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

3

© Tammy Conklin

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

25
35
30
1
150

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

© Tammy Conklin

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

© Tammy Conklin

adult

30
12

© Tammy Conklin

3 of the 12 seen

© Tammy Conklin

3 of the 12 seen

16
1

© Tammy Conklin

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

4
6
1

© Tammy Conklin

4

© Tammy Conklin

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

3
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 1

© Tammy Conklin

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

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

© Tammy Conklin

2 adults (of 4 ) flying

© Tammy Conklin

3 juveniles with Great Egret & Tricolored Heron

2

© Tammy Conklin

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

1

© Tammy Conklin

2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
1
1
1
3
2
3
17
1
2

© Tammy Conklin

6

© Tammy Conklin

2 of the 6 seen

26

© Tammy Conklin

23
12
25
 

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

Yes