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Checklist S45612557

 
Location
Farmington Bay WMA, Davis County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2018 4:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
50 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Kendall Watkins , Max Malmquist List , Mike Malmquist List , annette gibert hansen List
Species
49 species (+3 other taxa) total
7
Canada Goose
22
Cinnamon Teal
X
Northern Shoveler
X
Gadwall

Don't want to try and guess how many were out on the bay. Took a brief glance and noticed the duck species marked with X.

X
American Wigeon
5
Mallard
X
Green-winged Teal
1
Canvasback

Dark reddish colored head, sloped forehead and bill, silver/gray sides. Diving nearby group of Redheads in the first pond upon passing the gate.

10
Redhead
1
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Mourning Dove
20
American Coot
1
Sandhill Crane

Heard only

23
Black-necked Stilt
35
American Avocet
2
Killdeer
1
Long-billed Curlew
47
Stilt Sandpiper

Yes, this is not a joke. In fact, this number represents individuals counted from the smaller of two flocks of dowitchers, which was about 1/3 the size of the second! I noticed many more in the second group, but didn't feel like counting them as it would have been very time consuming. Viewed through the scope in poor lighting, but were still relatively easy to pick out among the Dowitchers. Feeding in a different manner and tended to run along the mud more often than LBDO. Grayish coloring overall with many of the individuals in breeding plumage exhibiting significant barring on the body and rusty tones on the cap and face. Noticeably smaller than LBDO, but larger than LESA with shorter down-turned bills. If I were to guess the exact number based on the amount I saw in the first group, I would put it right around 100.

6
Least Sandpiper
1200
Long-billed Dowitcher

Very large group seen to the south west from the egg island overlook. Assumed to be LBDO by range, but there were most likely a number of SBDO mixed in considering how many there were.

4
Wilson's Phalarope
6
Red-necked Phalarope
1
Spotted Sandpiper
2
Willet
1
Bonaparte's Gull
25
Franklin's Gull
X
California Gull
15
gull sp.
2
Caspian Tern
4
Forster's Tern
1
Double-crested Cormorant
6
American White Pelican

flyover

3
Great Blue Heron
2
Snowy Egret
5
Cattle Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
13
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
1
Northern Harrier

adult male

1
Swainson's Hawk

flyover

1
American Kestrel
3
Western Kingbird
150
Tree Swallow
4
Barn Swallow
7
Cliff Swallow
200
swallow sp.
1
Lark Sparrow
14
Yellow-headed Blackbird
2
Western Meadowlark
5
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
3
Great-tailed Grackle
1
Common Yellowthroat
 

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

Yes