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Checklist S44949815

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:15 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
9
Duration:
5 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
7.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Robert Dieterich
Species
36 species total
6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
24
Laughing Gull
X
Brown Noddy

Nesting by the thousands on Bush Key

1
Black Noddy

Bird found by Adrian Binns of Wildside Nature Tours on the North Coaling Docks. All members of the party were able to observe the bird at leisure through 20x-60x scopes from atop the fort parapet. The bird was perched among Brown Noddys to allow direct comparison of fieldmarks. The bird was distinctly smaller and darker than the Brown Noddys, and the cap more vividly white. The bill was finer and more needle-like compared to the Brown Noddys. It was apparently a sub-adult with whitish markings in the wing and an abrupt demarkation between the white cap just behind the crown and the black nape.

X
Sooty Tern

Nesting by the thousands on Bush Key

2
Bridled Tern

Two adult birds were observed perched on a crossbeam at the North Coaling Docks. They were recognized by the black cap with gray mantle and obvious white in the long forked tail. The white markings on the forehead extended back behind the eye. At no time were the Sooty Terns observed perching on the docks.

8
Royal Tern
X
Magnificent Frigatebird

Nesting colony on Long Key

67
Masked Booby

Nesting colony on Hospital Key

6
Double-crested Cormorant
35
Brown Pelican
3
Great Egret
18
Cattle Egret
2
Green Heron
1
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Gray Kingbird
1
Bank Swallow
22
Barn Swallow
1
Northern Mockingbird
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Ovenbird
1
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Tennessee Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
6
Hooded Warbler
4
American Redstart
4
Cape May Warbler
3
Northern Parula
1
Blackpoll Warbler
6
Palm Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Prairie Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
1
Indigo Bunting
2
Dickcissel
 

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

Yes