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Checklist S45689968

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 12, 2018 1:45 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
1.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Carol Langford List , David Simpson , Dorothy Russell List , cole burrell List , sherry bixler List
Comments:
Mostly looked for BLNO from top of fort. Checked brick pile and part of parade grounds.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
39 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
American Flamingo

Continuing rarity. Got photos.

ML100461831

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML100461851

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML100461861

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML100461871

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Mourning Dove
15
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1
Black-necked Stilt
ML100461691

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Black-bellied Plover
2
Semipalmated Plover
15
Ruddy Turnstone
2
Least Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
15
Laughing Gull
1
Herring Gull
3000
Brown Noddy
10000
Sooty Tern
2
Bridled Tern

North coaling dock.

1
Roseate Tern
2
Royal Tern
1
tern sp.

Unidentified tern, possibly a Common Tern, on the south side of the nesting island.

1
Black Skimmer

Got photos. Black back, white underneath, mandible longer than maxilla. Bill red at base and black on tip.

ML100461641

© David Simpson

Average Quality

Swarovski 95mm iPhone 6s Plus Phoneskope

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
150
Magnificent Frigatebird

Rough count of birds on nesting island, over island, and over fort.

80
Masked Booby

Rough count over on Hospital Key.

1
Brown Booby
1
Northern Gannet
10
Double-crested Cormorant
20
Brown Pelican
2
Great Blue Heron
20
Cattle Egret
2
Green Heron
2
Merlin
1
Peregrine Falcon
2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Two brown swallows with smudgy brown underparts flying near the fort wall. This species nests in cavities in cliffs or buildings. They do not dig the burrows but will use other species' burrows like kingfishers or other swallows. They will sometimes use drainage pipes or other man made substrates.

10
Barn Swallow
5
Bobolink
1
Northern Waterthrush
1
Black-and-white Warbler
5
Common Yellowthroat
20
American Redstart
2
Cape May Warbler
3
Northern Parula
1
Blackpoll Warbler
3
Palm Warbler (Western)

Not really so rare at this time. Probably got some photos.

 

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

Yes