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Checklist S42487864

 
Location
Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jerome Jourdan
Comments:
Ice-out on inland ponds
Species
15 species (+3 other taxa) total
1
Domestic goose sp. (Domestic type)

assuming domestic, but may be possible Greater White-fronted X Graylag.

© Jerome Jourdan

© Jerome Jourdan

40
Tundra Swan
24
American Wigeon
6
Mallard
7
Northern Pintail

© Jerome Jourdan

24
Green-winged Teal
12
Ring-necked Duck
12
Lesser Scaup
1000
Aythya sp.

Mostly Canvasback but 1/5 Redhead; mouth of Huron River at Lake Erie

© Jerome Jourdan

6
Bufflehead
12
American Coot
12
Ring-billed Gull
1000
Larus sp.

The Banana Unit was swarming with a thousand Ring-billed and Herring Gulls feeding on the carcasses of dead Carp that did not survive the winter. I rode around to the Lake Erie side of Cell 2 so that I could get a better view of the birds.

4
Great Egret

heading west along Mouillee Creek. 1st ones of spring! All white egrets (large)

1
Northern Harrier
1
Short-eared Owl

Cell 3

© Jerome Jourdan

© Jerome Jourdan

6
Tree Swallow
6
Song Sparrow
 

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

No