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Checklist S45338039

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 05, 2018 10:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 49 minute(s)
Distance:
1.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Meghin Spencer , Shelli Spencer List
Comments:
A windy day in the Dry Tortugas. The boat was rocking and rolling on the way in; the captain had everyone take their seats, so I guess that means stronger winds than usual. North side of Garden Key had the most wind. North coal docks were nearly empty when we arrived, but the Brown Noddys slowly came in throughout the day.
Species
35 species total
1
American Flamingo

Continuing. It stayed pretty much in the same place all day by the tallest trees on Long Key. Photos taken, but because it was so far away all you can really see is a little pink dot. Yay pink bird!

© Meghin Spencer

Average Quality
1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

A weird looking pigeon

© Meghin Spencer

1
Mourning Dove
3
Semipalmated Plover
14
Ruddy Turnstone
1
Spotted Sandpiper
5
Laughing Gull
50
Brown Noddy

estimate

1500
Sooty Tern

estimate. Sitting and flying around Bush Key; not very many making it to Garden Key.

© Meghin Spencer

Average Quality
2
Bridled Tern

Continuing. Sitting on the north coaling dock ruins. White stripe extends beyond eye. Photo included

© Meghin Spencer

Average Quality
2
Royal Tern
50
Magnificent Frigatebird

About 50 out on Long Key in the trees. Many displaying red air sac

107
Masked Booby

Seen on Hospital Key from the Yankee Freedom boat as we headed towards Garden Key. The count came from photos that I looked at after getting home. There were three first year birds that had dark backs and heads, but were starting to develop white in the wings.

© Meghin Spencer

Average Quality
4
Brown Pelican
20
Cattle Egret
2
Merlin
1
Gray Kingbird
2
Barn Swallow
4
Cave Swallow
1
Swainson's Thrush
6
Gray Catbird
1
Bobolink
1
Northern Waterthrush
1
Black-and-white Warbler
2
Common Yellowthroat
1
Hooded Warbler
11
American Redstart
4
Cape May Warbler
1
Magnolia Warbler
1
Chestnut-sided Warbler
2
Blackpoll Warbler
4
Black-throated Blue Warbler
2
Palm Warbler
1
Prairie Warbler
3
Indigo Bunting
 

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

Yes