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Checklist S48243889

 
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 , Nathan Martineau List
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9.1
Species
69 species (+5 other taxa) total
13
Canada Goose
1
Wood Duck
9
Mallard
1
Red-necked Grebe
1
Black-billed Cuckoo
3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Solitary Sandpiper
2
Ring-billed Gull
252
Herring Gull (American)
2
Common Loon
76
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
1
Bald Eagle
7
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
13
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Merlin (Taiga)
1
Peregrine Falcon
2
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Alder Flycatcher

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

9
Least Flycatcher

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

3
Empidonax sp.
2
Eastern Phoebe
3
Philadelphia Vireo
21
Red-eyed Vireo

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

12
Blue Jay
76
American Crow
1
Common Raven
22
Black-capped Chickadee
32
Red-breasted Nuthatch
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
3
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Veery

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

9
Gray-cheeked Thrush
340
Swainson's Thrush

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 fromt15 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 checklists 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
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
2
European Starling
410
Cedar Waxwing

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

17
Purple Finch
5
Pine Siskin
6
American Goldfinch
45
finch sp.

Probably PUFI

2
Chipping Sparrow
1
White-throated Sparrow
14
Song Sparrow
7
Swamp Sparrow
7
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Common Grackle
81
blackbird sp.
6
Ovenbird

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

5
Northern Waterthrush
8
Black-and-white Warbler
33
Tennessee Warbler
44
Nashville Warbler
3
Mourning Warbler
24
Common Yellowthroat
31
American Redstart
14
Cape May Warbler
4
Northern Parula
19
Magnolia Warbler
3
Bay-breasted Warbler
3
Blackburnian Warbler
1
Chestnut-sided Warbler
20
Blackpoll Warbler
1
Pine Warbler
19
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
9
Black-throated Green Warbler
2
Canada Warbler
9
Wilson's Warbler

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
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Additional species seen by Nathan Martineau:
1
American Bittern
1
Connecticut Warbler
Additional species seen by Connor Gable:
1
American Bittern
Additional species seen by Chiri2k14 Big Year 2018:
1
American Bittern
1
Connecticut Warbler
 

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

Yes