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Checklist S48243772

 
Location
Presque Isle Park, Marquette County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:51 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
5 hour(s), 35 minute(s)
Distance:
4.6 mile(s)
Observers:
Chiri2k14 Big Year 2018 List , Connor Gable List , Joseph Kurtz List , Nathan Martineau
Comments:
Double counting carefully avoided for each species. Covered the bog walk and then the peninsula. A most excellent migration movement.
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9.1
Species
71 species (+5 other taxa) total
13
1
9
1
1
2
1
2
252
2
76
1
1
1
7
1
13
1
1
2
1

Empid with long primary projection, weak eye ring, greenish-gray back. Clearly different than the two LEFL nearby. Continuing?

9

One by one count; good numbers at bog walk and a couple on the peninsula.

3
Empidonax sp.
2
3
21

One by one count; singles and small groups throughout peninsula and bog walk.

12
76
1
22
32
3
1
3
1

Calling before sunrise; got bins on it briefly. Good bird here.

9
340

None of us had ever seen so many thrushes in our lives. There was a constant stream of Catharus thrushes streaming west over the bog walk from 15 minutes after sunrise to about 9:45. During this time about 800 thrushes flew over, mostly counted by 10s and 5s. Only a few landed, and all but one we got binoculars on were Swainson's. Aside from those, the only birds reported as Swainson's on this checklist are the ones that were calling in flight. All others fall under the 600 Catharus sp. below.

Since nearly all thrushes we saw at the bog walk were booking it west, we felt comfortable counting each thrush we saw on the peninsula as new. We had ~50 (including several GCTH) on the lawn near the amphitheather and ~90 scattered throughout the interior and in some places on the edge of the peninsula. This count is conservative; lord knows how many flew by us behind our backs while we were occupied with warbler flocks.

610
Catharus sp.

See comments under Swainson's Thrush

11
1
2
410

Many flocks of 10-40 flying west off peninsula from sunrise to about 9:45am. Counted by fives and tens. Only a few flocks appeared to circle back around. The best CEDW movement I've personally seen in Marquette.

17
5
6
45
finch sp.

Probably PUFI

2
1
14
7
7
2
81
blackbird sp.
6

Exact count; three at one spot and the others widely spread out. All on peninsula.

5
8
33
44
1

Female seen at the southwest side of the new mitigation ditch at the bog walk. Yellowish underparts with distinct grayish brown bib starting at breast (without yellow reaching up into throat as in Nashville). Sharp pale creamy eye ring with tiny black break in it at back. Olive green back. Large blocky body and proportionally small head. Almost comically short tail. Thrush-like, pink legs very obvious. First seen walking around in short rushes and sedges in front of a barrier, then flew up 2ft into a dead shrub where it clambered around for a few seconds before dropping behind the barrier. Not seen again after that.

3
24
31
14
4
19
3
2
1
15
1
19
9
2
9

Exact count. Mix of males and females. Six at bog walk, three on peninsula.

280
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

Estimate by tens of unidentifiable warblers overhead in morning flight and un-IDed warblers later in trees.

4
 

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

Yes