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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
24
X

Nesting by the thousands on Bush Key

1

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

Nesting by the thousands on Bush Key

2

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
X

Nesting colony on Long Key

67

Nesting colony on Hospital Key

6
35
3
18
2
1
1
1
1
22
1
1
1
1
1
1
6
4
4
3
1
6
1
1
1
1
2
 

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

Yes