Checklist S48593750

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Owner Paul Lewis

Traveling
  • 1
  • 8 km
Comments

My World Shorebirds Day effort -- but I didn't sign up in time, and was slow about processing all my trip data, so will have to see whether these sightings can be included retroactively! I gave special attention to the toll road lake crossing, because it is the most productive area for shorebirds. But I also briefly studied the free road lake crossing. And the shore area just south of the town of Cuitzeo's western end, between the two roads on the lakes north shore, is now in play again! I did not see any sign of Dowitchers or Snipes yet. Weather was sunny and temperate.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 15

    Comments: All duck numbers are estimates. For the most parts, ducks were seen at a considerable distance from the roads, and often flying in large groups.

  2. Number observed: 100
  3. Number observed: 20
  4. Number observed: 50
  5. Number observed: 30
  6. Number observed: 11

    Comments: Two family groups. Apparently, it has been a good year for Ruddy Ducklings.

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  7. Number observed: 12

    Comments: 2-3 babies with parents.

  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 7
  12. Number observed: 100
  13. Number observed: 100
  14. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Both plovers are shown in the photo below:

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  15. Number observed: 6
  16. Number observed: 30
  17. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Two of the curlews, 2 avocets, and perhaps a Sanderling can be seen in the photo below.

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  18. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Not a very common passer-through.

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  19. Number observed: 50

    Comments: Still rather common; will soon head down to the coast. Photo below shows two BASA and one WESA.

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  20. Number observed: 20

    Comments: Nowhere near the numbers that this site will soon have.

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  21. Number observed: 30

    Comments: Nowhere near the numbers that this site will soon have. See photo with BASA for photographic proof of their first arrivals.

  22. Number observed: 150
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  23. Number observed: 4
  24. Number observed: 10
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  25. Number observed: 300

    Comments: Both gull species can be seen in the following photos:

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  26. Number observed: 75

    Comments: There was an enormous group of gulls along the north lake shore just west of the toll road, and while most were Franklin's, a significant portion of the total was Ring-billed.

  27. Number observed: 35
  28. Number observed: 25
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 75
  31. Number observed: 100
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 40
  35. Number observed: 1
  36. Number observed: 300
  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 3
  39. Number observed: 100
  40. Number observed: 1
  41. Number observed: 1
  42. Number observed: 20
  43. Number observed: 3
  44. Number observed: 2
  45. Number observed: 20
  46. Number observed: 50
  47. Number observed: 1
  48. Number observed: 1
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