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Checklist S47932998

 
Location
Cape Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:31 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
12 hour(s)
Distance:
4.6 mile(s)
Observers:
Scott Baron
Comments:
Birded exactly 12 hours. Drove with stops along the entire road, from Rte. 12 to the end, including the pond at the north end. Drove campground (flooded, closed to campers) with stops. Walked south from near end of road along the eastern edge of the Salt Pond to the Point. Then back along beach.

Weather - Partly cloudy, hot and humid. Windy along beach. SW 0-25. 82F at start, high of 89, 79 at end.

Notes - Weird, no pelicans seen. Possibly found a new population of the invasive Wavyleaf Basketgrass along the Buxton Woods Trail.

Mammals - Nutria, 2. W.t.Deer, 7.

Amphibians - So. Leopard Frog, 3. Green Frog, 1. Bullfrog, 2. Frog sp., 3.

Butterflies - Palamedes Swallowtail, 2. Phaon Crescent, 1. So
Pearly-eye, 1. Zabulon or Clouded Skipper, 2.

Dragonflies - E. Pondhawk, 7. Com. Green Darner, 2m. Blue Dasher, 1f. Golden-winged or Needham's Skimmer, 2m.
Species
55 species (+4 other taxa) total
73
8
6
19
2
16
20
2
9
2
16
4
69
74
7
16
1
15
peep sp.
11
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
4
1
14
43
10
123
9
4
36
40
6
24
93
7
391
182
125
tern sp.
44
2

Both were preening on beach. First time I've ever seen a loon on land. Moves forward very awkwardly, kind of flopping along.

3
2
6
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 2
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
21

Most immatures.

3

Continuing birds at southern and western parts of Salt Pond. Second year birds.

8
1
2
2
5
8
crow sp.
5
4
5
5
4
Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
1
1
 

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Yes