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Checklist S48688190

 
Location
Grand Rapids, OH, yard, Lucas County, Ohio, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Area: 5.0 ac
Observers:
Tom Kemp
Comments:
cool first full day of fall
Species
43 species total
83
5
2
3
4
1
25
7
5
11
3
4
3
2
3
1
1
32
3
450

not unusual to see hundreds of Rough-wings on the river in fall; major staging area

For some historical perspective, the high count for the Toledo area is 600 Rough-wings on Sep 15, 1988. This area of the Maumee River, SW of Toledo, appears to be an important staging area for this species. For my recent record, with this number of birds I usually estimate in groups of 10, 25, or 50. The birds feed over the river or congregate on power lines near the river. All of these were seen from my yard and there are certainly more downriver toward Waterville. I look pretty carefully for different swallow species; didn't happen to see any that day, but I could have missed some. Finally, late summer censuses at Cedar Pt. NWR along the lake find few, if any, of this species, so they really do seem to prefer the river.

2
6
3
2
3
2
24
6
1
8
17
3
5
5
1
1
1
3
1
1
2
3
3
 

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

Yes