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Checklist S43587961

 
Location
Doubtful Sound Entrance, Southland District County, Southland, NZ ( Map )
Date and Effort
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
6 hour(s)
Distance:
12.0 mile(s)
Observers:
10,000 Birds Collaborative , Thomas Brown List
Comments:
We have a private boat taking us on a birding tour of Doubtful Sound.
Species
17 species (+1 other taxa) total
3
Paradise Shelduck
10
New Zealand Pigeon
22
Weka

These birds seemed to be one every beach at low tide. They also were on a couple of hikes, as well as at the hut in Deas Bay

© Thomas Brown

9
Variable Oystercatcher
60
Red-billed Gull
9
Kelp Gull
45
White-fronted Tern
1
Gray-headed Albatross

I based my identification of this bird based on the larger(extending farther back) dark leading edge on wings, the gray head without the whitish forehead of the Bullers. The incomplete white eye ring also does not extend past the lower half of the eye.

© Thomas Brown

7
Buller's Albatross
3
White-capped Albatross
200
Sooty Shearwater
4
Fluttering Shearwater
100
shearwater sp.
4
Pied Cormorant
1
Great Egret
1
Tui
5
New Zealand Bellbird
6
Tomtit (New Zealand)
 

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

Yes