Checklist S43042472

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Owner Kate Sutherland

Traveling
  • 11
  • 65 mi
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Comments

Seabirding winter pelagic trip aboard the Stormy Petrel II. This list covers from Hatteras Inlet, up across Diamond Shoals to about Avon, then offshore to the southeast, and back to the inlet. We also saw 3 Humpback Whales and about 60 Bottlenose Dolphins.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 12

    Comments: Nearshore

  2. Number observed: 300

    Comments: Passed by the boat as we neared Hatteras Inlet in the afternoon

  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Photo Peter Flood

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  4. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Photo Peter Flood

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  5. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Seen well by everyone aboard today on the water! Photos attached.

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  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Seen by Brian Patteson on our way back to Hatteras Inlet. Large alcid, stockier than Razorbills with dark face, white throat and short pointed bill. Seen in flight. Similar appearance to yesterday's TBMU which Brian spotted in flight and was subsequently seen and photographed on the water.

  7. Number observed: 2087

    Comments: Careful count, likely low

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  8. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Seen on the water by everyone aboard! Photos attached

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  9. Number observed: 850

    Comments: Estimate

  10. Number observed: 3
  11. Number observed: 550

    Comments: Estimate, likely low

  12. Number observed: 110

    Comments: Estimate, possibly low - there were upwards of 30 or 40 individuals in the gull flock at once for most of the day. These birds were cycling, not the same all day

  13. Number observed: 50

    Comments: Estimate

  14. Number observed: 35

    Comments: Many of these were nearshore in the afternoon

  15. Number observed: 138
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 7

    Comments: Not uncommon to see a number of these in the cooler water around and north of Diamond Shoals. Photos attached

  18. Number observed: 210
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  19. Number observed: 175

    Comments: Nearshore in the afternoon

  20. Number observed: 6
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