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Checklist S45627898

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2018 10:39 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 7 minute(s)
Distance:
2.839 mile(s)
Observers:
Aaron Yappert
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
36 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
American Flamingo

Most likely still alive at the time of observation, but unlikely to last much longer. Seen sitting down on Long Key upon arrival and then seen in a different position, still sitting down, later in the day. Wings were splayed out, but head was still upright. An unfortunate casualty of migration.

Large bright pink bird with black primaries. Elongated neck with shorter black and pink bill.

1
White-crowned Pigeon

Seen only twice while in flight inside the fort. Solid dark pigeon with powerful flight. White crown clearly visible but not extending into the face. Separated from the banded racing pigeon by the lack of any white in the wings, no white on the face. The racing pigeon was also very willing to perch in the open along the fort walls, whereas the WCPI was much more skittish, disappearing into trees on the opposite side of the fort. Was not able to obtain photos.

3
Mourning Dove
30
Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Almost impossible to count as they were extremely flighty. Constantly moving about the fort, sometimes 4 or 5 could be found in a single tree.

1
Purple Gallinule
1
Black-bellied Plover
3
Semipalmated Plover
27
Ruddy Turnstone
2
Sanderling
3
Least Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
500
Brown Noddy
1000
Sooty Tern
4
Bridled Tern
Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
1
Common Tern
56
Magnificent Frigatebird
87
Masked Booby

Hospital key, exact count from photo

7
Double-crested Cormorant
15
Brown Pelican
17
Cattle Egret
4
Green Heron
1
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
2
Gray Kingbird
8
Barn Swallow
1
Veery
1
Catharus sp.

Seen only briefly and no view of the face.

5
Gray Catbird
8
Bobolink
1
Ovenbird
2
Northern Waterthrush
3
Black-and-white Warbler
28
Common Yellowthroat

Next most numerous passerine after Redstarts

60
American Redstart

Ubiquitous

1
Northern Parula
2
Blackpoll Warbler
4
Black-throated Blue Warbler
2
Palm Warbler

Have photos

 

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

Yes