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Checklist S41333888

 
Location
Island Beach SP, Ocean County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:50 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Gallagher
Comments:
Observations made between Nature Center and southern end of park.
Species
19 species (+1 other taxa) total
8
Northern Shoveler
6
Mallard

Bay side

29
American Black Duck

bay

1
White-winged Scoter

© Mark Gallagher

Average Quality
8
Surf/Black Scoter
12
Long-tailed Duck
21
Bufflehead

bay

1
Black-bellied Plover
50
Sanderling
70
Dunlin
X
Herring Gull
10
Great Black-backed Gull
2
Common Loon
20
Northern Gannet

Likely an underestimate as many were flying offshore

2
Great Egret
1
Northern Harrier
2
Snowy Owl

The first bird was encountered was observed by many, mostly photographers, and was about 1/2 mile south of the last parking lot. The second bird was observed closer to the southern end of the park near the base of a dune. The southernmost of the two birds had lighter spots. Photographs taken with 500mm lens.

© Mark Gallagher

Average Quality

Southernmost of the two owls

© Mark Gallagher

© Mark Gallagher

Average Quality

© Mark Gallagher

Average Quality
14
American Robin
50
Snow Bunting

© Mark Gallagher

Average Quality
10
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 

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

Yes