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Checklist S45440272

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 02, 2018 4:57 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
3 hour(s), 23 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
David J. Ringer
Comments:
Started birding again after snorkeling in the afternoon. Scoped the seabird colonies from the beach and from the fort and hung out inside the fort near the fountain. Mid-80s, sunny, east winds. We watched the sun set from on top of the fort -- an orange disc sliding between clouds with a distant lighthouse on the horizon. David J. Ringer, Elizabeth Sorrell, Jamie Buckner.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
33 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
2
nighthawk sp.

Flew up out of the fort at sunset, silent and appeared to take off over the water, leaving the island.

1

Female perched in a tree

25
500
5000
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
2

Quick looks on north coaling dock ruins. Slightly grayer backs, narrow white foreheads.

20
250

Scoped nests on Long Key -- very distant, but we could see a few males with their huge red sacs distended.

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
50

Hospital Key

5
12
12
2

Nice views in scope. Saw one bird snag an unidentified passerine and then later saw it perched with a bit of the carcass remaining, which it finished off in a couple of gulps.

1

Blasted over the fort near sunset and just kept going

1
1
20

Some sitting on the beach exhausted

1
1
1
Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's Thrush

One bird looked bright--extensively yellow lower mandible, slightly reddish tail....

5
4
1

Male bird coming to the fountain

3
1

Female inside the fort, feeding on the lawn

35

Lots of these birds feeding on the ground along beaches and inside the fort on the lawn, often coming quite close to us

5
4
1

Beautiful male with yellow head and red streaks on breast

3
3
3
4
1

Male seen briefly low in beach vegetation

 

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Yes