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Checklist S43165754

 
Location
Hatteras Winter Pelagic--Diamond Shoals, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
23
Duration:
9 hour(s)
Distance:
70.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Ashley Merritt List , Bates Estabrooks List , Brittany Puite List , David Williams List , Dawn Lloyd List , Jack Rogers List , James Gould List , James Merritt List , Jeff Lemons List , Joe Coppock List , John Haire List , Kate Sutherland , Keith Roberts List , Matthew Janson List , Sean Leahy List , Stephen Buczynski List
Comments:
Final Seabirding pelagic trip of the winter aboard the Stormy Petrel II. Mostly clear day with a few showers late morning, winds were W / SW at about 15 for most of the day. This list is from Hatteras Inlet, out around Diamond Shoals where we found a temperature break east of the shoals. We then headed to the north east, then back to the north west about six miles off of Avon, then crossed the shoals on our way back to the inlet. In addition we also saw at least 4 Humpback Whales, one unidentified large whale, about 75 Bottlenose Dolphins, at least 25 Loggerhead turtles, one small unidentified sea turtle, and at least 6 hammerhead sharks.
Species
16 species total
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138

This is a careful count, and likely low. There were many Red Phalaropes feeding along the temperature change east of the shoals, and we had some flocks fly by after we were with the feeding concentration.

© Joe Coppock

© Jack Rogers

2

While one bird flew off ahead of us, another was spotted on the horizon. While I did not see the two at once, some aboard did. All of the photos I have are of the same individual, so this bird made at least two close passes!

© Kate Sutherland

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality
710

Again a careful count, and likely low. While we had some Razorbills flying, many were feeding in areas of Bonaparte's Gulls. We were paying a lot of attention to the Razorbills as we searched for murres!

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Jack Rogers

1

Medium sized alcid flushed from the water just seven miles from Hatteras Inlet, brownish upperparts, while underparts, dark face, rotund appearance - looked just like the puffins we saw on Monday 2/19

1750

Careful count and then estimation of total

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

3

We had three adults over the course of the day. It is not likely that any of these were repeated individuals.

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

Associating with BOGU

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
360

Estimate

60

Estimate

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
1

Came in to the gull flock as we neared Hatteras Village from offshore, second winter bird. Photos

© Kate Sutherland

© Kate Sutherland

© Joe Coppock

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

2cy

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

2cy

30

Estimate

© Bates Estabrooks

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
5
5
36

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Joe Coppock

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

Light morph

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality

Light morph

18

This is a careful count, there were Manx Shearwaters south of the cape in the morning, many were feeding in with flocks of Bonaparte's Gulls. It is possible this count is low.

© Jack Rogers

Average Quality
70
6
Additional species seen by Ashley Merritt:
1
Forster's Tern
 

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

Yes