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Checklist S45568683

 
Location
Muskegon Wastewater System, Muskegon County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri May 11, 2018 2:50 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
18.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Chip Francke
Comments:
Cold and raining most of time
Species
41 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Ross's Goose

Determined by others as a Ross goose (not a hybrid)

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© Chip Francke

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© Chip Francke

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© Chip Francke

17
Canada Goose
2
Blue-winged Teal
49
Northern Shoveler
34
Gadwall
5
Mallard
3
Northern Pintail

Surprised this is flagged? All males with unique shape, long tail, and brown head with white vertical stripe. Unmistakable.

2
Green-winged Teal
6
Redhead
200
Lesser Scaup
8
Bufflehead
290
Ruddy Duck
7
Horned Grebe

Counted single birds while driving dike. Not eared grebes.

1
Eared Grebe
3
Great Blue Heron
29
American Coot
4
Killdeer
18
Dunlin
15
Least Sandpiper
1
White-rumped Sandpiper
1
Wilson's Phalarope

Continuing bird

© Chip Francke

9
Spotted Sandpiper
3
Lesser Yellowlegs
29
Bonaparte's Gull
1
Laughing/Franklin's Gull

Driving in rain when I saw a ring-billed sized black headed gull fly over my car. I had a very quick look through windshield of black wing tips. Did not see the white near black wingtip as in Franklin's, so I am tending toward laughing gull. But too quick of a poor look to confirm.

1500
Ring-billed Gull

At least 1000 at nesting colony and 500 in other locations

Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
10
Herring Gull
20
Common/Forster's Tern

Quick flyby high overhead in rain. Small terns with long tails. Not Caspian.

5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
1
American Crow
2
Horned Lark
5
Tree Swallow
1
Bank Swallow
21
Barn Swallow
11
Cliff Swallow
16
European Starling
2
Grasshopper Sparrow
1
White-crowned Sparrow
1
Savannah Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow
3
Eastern Meadowlark
10
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird
 

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

Yes