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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
Canada Goose
8
Blue-winged Teal
6
American Black Duck
19
Mourning Dove
2
American Oystercatcher
16
Black-bellied Plover
20
Semipalmated Plover
2
Piping Plover
9
Killdeer
2
Whimbrel (Hudsonian)
16
Ruddy Turnstone
4
Stilt Sandpiper
69
Sanderling
74
Least Sandpiper
7
Pectoral Sandpiper
16
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Western Sandpiper
15
peep sp.
11
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
4
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Solitary Sandpiper
14
Greater Yellowlegs
43
Willet
10
Lesser Yellowlegs
123
Laughing Gull
9
Herring Gull (American)
4
Lesser Black-backed Gull
36
Great Black-backed Gull
40
Least Tern
6
Caspian Tern
24
Black Tern (American)
93
Common Tern
7
Forster's Tern
391
Royal Tern
182
Sandwich Tern
125
tern sp.
44
Black Skimmer
2
Common Loon

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

3
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
6
Great Egret
4
Little Blue Heron
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 2
2
Tricolored Heron
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
21
White Ibis

Most immatures.

3
Roseate Spoonbill

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

8
Turkey Vulture
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Blue Jay
2
American Crow
5
Fish Crow
8
crow sp.
5
Purple Martin
4
Barn Swallow (American)
5
Carolina Wren
5
Northern Mockingbird
4
European Starling
Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Eastern Towhee
1
Red-winged Blackbird
1
Blue Grosbeak
 

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