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Checklist S45689905

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2018 8:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 5 minute(s)
Distance:
1.795 mile(s)
Observers:
Carol Langford List , David Simpson , Dorothy Russell List , cole burrell List , sherry bixler List
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
46 species (+3 other taxa) total
1

Continuing rarity. Will submit photos.

ML100461431

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

Someone's racing pigeon got off course. We see these fairly regularly on the island.

ML100461351

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
50

Streaming in from the west. Flying over fort walls. Rough count of 50.

1

Reported by others. “Gallinule with bluish sides.”

1

In campground area. Got some photos. Long-legged wading type bird. Overall brown in color with white spots on each feather. First for me on the park. I have seen a few in the keys before.

ML100461481

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

ML100461491

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

4
1
15
10

Flock flew by at the north coaling docks. I'm not sure where they settled.

2

At least two on the beach near the coaling docks. This is where they usually show up on the island. Walk along with a characteristic teetering gait. In spring they have the characteristic spots for which the species is named.

15
1

One very worn immature bird seen on the beach near the nesting colony. We usually see a few of these on the island.

3000
5000
2
ML100461521

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1

First summer bird was present much of the trip. Mostly black head with a white forehead. Red legs. All white tail. Little or no dark in the primaries.

1
200

Rough count by 5’s.

50

Rough count of birds seen on Hospital Key.

15
1
25

Many of these end up on the island. They do not find sufficient insects or amphibians on the island so must subsist on songbirds. Many don't make it off the island.

2

Fairly common migrant on the island.

2

We see these from time to time. They have larger bills than Black-crowned which enables them to eat crabs.

ML100461441

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
1
1

Larger bill than Eastern or most other kingbirds. More on the level of Tropical Kingbird. Pale gray on the back with a dark mask around the eyes.

ML100461311

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML100461321

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)

Small flycatcher seen at the same time as the Limpkin. Never did get back on it.

1
1

One smaller swallow seen briefly. Bank Swallow is very thin with thin wings and a short tail. Underparts are very white with a thin brown band on the breast. The band is sometimes not visible.

3
1

Heard the "veer" call a couple times. I don't remember if I ever saw this one.

1

Another hopeful Bicknell's was foiled by the distinct contrast of gray cheek and brown face.

2
Catharus sp.

A couple of thrushes eluded specific ID.

8
10

Some were flying over and others were hiding in the unmowed grass or trees next to the residence area.

3
4

Several walking about the place. They often like to walk the beached foraging on the seagrass that washed up with the high tide. Underparts can vary from whitish to yellow-buff, but are uniform. Louisiana always shows a contrast between the flanks and rest of underparts.

1
50

Rough count. They were everywhere again this day.

50

Rough count. Species was in every bit of habitat throughout the island.

5
4
1
3

Male and female have the little white handkerchief formed on the folded wing by the white base of the primaries.

3

Perhaps we can adjust the filter given how many sightings of the species at this time of year.

2

Perhaps we can adjust the filter given how many sightings of the species at this time of year.

1
 

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

Yes