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Checklist S5219231

 
Location
Dry Tortugas NP--Garden Key, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 02, 1981 2:30 PM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
30
Duration:
5 hour(s)
Area: 0.5 ac
Observers:
Don Roberson
Comments:
This was a WINGS organized trip aboard the "Winner Queen;" we slept aboard and visited the Dry Tortugas over parts of 3 days [2-4 May]. This checklist uses the afternoon of 2 May as the prime point (and some waders were only here then) but likely includes birds from the morning of 3 and/or 4 May also [but 2 May had the best fall-out]. Leaders included Paul Sykes, Davis Finch, Steve Hilty, Jon Dunn. "x" on list are fly-bys or overhead; we visited Bush Key by boat so estimates of colonies there are in that checklist [q.v.]
Species
55 species total
10
Mourning Dove
20
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1
Black-billed Cuckoo

my notes read: seen "in flight, no rust noted in wing, dull underside of tail." I likely saw this with many other birders

1
Common Nighthawk
3
Antillean Nighthawk

© Don Roberson

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digitized from slide

Age:
Adult
2
Chimney Swift
3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1
Common Gallinule
1
Purple Gallinule
3
Black-bellied Plover
8
Ruddy Turnstone
2
Least Sandpiper
2
White-rumped Sandpiper
2
Spotted Sandpiper
10
Laughing Gull
5
Herring Gull (American)
X
Brown Noddy
X
Sooty Tern
X
Royal Tern
X
Sandwich Tern (Cabot's)
X
Magnificent Frigatebird
X
Double-crested Cormorant
X
Brown Pelican
2
Little Blue Heron
80
Cattle Egret (Western)
6
Green Heron (virescens/bahamensis)
2
Turkey Vulture
2
Osprey
3
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Merlin
1
Peregrine Falcon
3
Gray Kingbird
8
Red-eyed Vireo
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
5
Tree Swallow
3
Bank Swallow
40
Barn Swallow
10
Cliff Swallow
2
Veery
1
Wood Thrush
1
Ovenbird
4
Northern Waterthrush
3
Tennessee Warbler
10
Common Yellowthroat
30
American Redstart
40
Cape May Warbler
10
Magnolia Warbler
1
Blackpoll Warbler
5
Black-throated Blue Warbler
20
Palm Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Yellow-throated Warbler (dominica/stoddardi)
2
Prairie Warbler
3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
10
Indigo Bunting
 

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