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Checklist S42057134

 
Location
Bear River MBR -- Auto Tour Loop, Box Elder County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:02 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 47 minute(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Kristin Purdy
Comments:
Most waterfowl and gulls distant to the east from the west dike of the loop; swans generally beyond scope range.
Species
23 species (+2 other taxa) total
X
Canada Goose
X
Tundra Swan

Audible.

X
Trumpeter/Tundra Swan

Likely thousands. Within Unit 2 of the auto tour loop, but far to the east.

X
Northern Shoveler
X
Gadwall
X
American Wigeon
X
Mallard
X
Northern Pintail
2
Bufflehead
X
Common Goldeneye
4
Common Merganser
1
Pied-billed Grebe
X
American Coot
200
Ring-billed Gull

Identifiable group roosting on the ice in the NW corner of the loop.

10
California Gull

Estimate. About 5% of the flock in the NW corner of the loop.

1
Herring Gull

Adult. NW corner of the loop.

1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Second cycle. About the same size as the California Gulls in the group. Heavily streaked head darkest around eye. Did not lift bill out of scapulars or stand. Distinguished by solid dark mantle darker than CAGU/HEGU/RBGU present. Wing coverts brownish-gray, faintly mottled. Noticeable scapular crescent. Black wingtips lacking white spots.

© Kristin Purdy

500
gull sp.

Estimate. One swirl deep in the marsh estimated at 300; remainder circulating with the waterfowl.

2
Great Blue Heron
4
Northern Harrier
9
Bald Eagle
1
Horned Lark
3
Marsh Wren
X
European Starling
X
American Pipit
 

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

Yes