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Checklist S44710202

 
Location
Indiana Dunes SP, Porter County, Indiana, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:52 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 19 minute(s)
Distance:
6.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Kyle Wiktor
Comments:
Snowing the whole time, 29-36 degrees, wind from the northeast.
Species
36 species (+3 other taxa) total
3
Canada Goose
3
Wood Duck
4
Blue-winged Teal
2
Sandhill Crane
6
Ring-billed Gull
18
Red-headed Woodpecker
10
Red-bellied Woodpecker
4
Downy Woodpecker
4
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
3
Eastern Phoebe
13
Blue Jay
20
Black-capped Chickadee
12
Tufted Titmouse
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
12
White-breasted Nuthatch
14
Brown Creeper
5
Winter Wren
24
Golden-crowned Kinglet
4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet

One beautiful male was looking for any bugs at the base of every tree trunk. I stood still as it came closer and closer. He landed on my left foot, then hopped to my right foot, then crawled between the 2 inch gap between my feet!

36
Hermit Thrush

This is nothing. If one were to ride all the park roads at the right time on this date, hundreds could be found.

11
American Robin
5
Purple Finch
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 3
Sex Unknown
3
American Goldfinch
1
Field Sparrow
1
American Tree Sparrow
217
Fox Sparrow

Covered a large area. Just 3 days ago, 154 were counted in the park. Since then, there has been opportunity for more to arrive, but with weather like snow, they are basically grounded and the number only builds.

59
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
Dark-eyed Junco (cismontanus)

With an obvious cutoff between the head and body color.

1
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)
5
White-throated Sparrow
12
Song Sparrow
5
Swamp Sparrow
7
Eastern Towhee
2
sparrow sp.
6
Red-winged Blackbird
28
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
13
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes